On Wed, 18 Mar 2009 12:25:06 -0400, Bill Moran <wmo...@potentialtech.com> wrote: > However, the canonical way to do this is using the pw command. pw will > sanity check all your changes to ensure you don't end up with a groups > file that doesn't match your master.password, etc.
There *may* be one additional thing you would have to take care of manually: If you change the user's name, and still some of his files contain the old name (e. g. in paths where /home/oldname is used instead of ~ or $HOME), you still have to change this manually. You can use tools like the Midnight Commander, function Meta-?, to search files for the old user name (or use find + grep). Eventually, check system's mail aliases file, if you had this user setup to receive mail (e. g. from night jobs). > It's somewhat better suited for use in scripts than use by humans. :-) -- Polytropon >From Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"