Re: no users with all caps?
Gblx News wrote:[color=blue]
> I can't create a username with all caps on my RH9.0 2.4.20 intel machine. I
> get "invalid username" . How to correct that?[/color]
Break the passwd and getty programs.
> (This ones gonna hurt, I know....)[/color]
Yah, it's gonna hurt :-)
FWIW, there's a reason why you can't create user names with all caps. The
getty process uses the fact that the username is all caps to set the
/dev/tty line conditioning; lower case or mixed case username entered leaves
the line conditioning alone, but all upper case username entered to the
"login" prompt causes getty to set uppercase translation on. Although all
interaction will then follow in uppercase, the programs and system will see
Lew Pitcher, IT Consultant, Application Architecture
Enterprise Technology Solutions, TD Bank Financial Group
(Opinions expressed here are my own, not my employer's)