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    SubjectRe: numerical username
    In article <>,
    ywlee <> wrote:
    >does anyone know where to change in the kernel so that I can begin
    >my username with numerical symbols? and also allows more than 8

    The kernel doesn't know about usernames, only about user ids. This is
    a userspace (glibc) issue. I think libc5 did indeed limit you to
    8 characters, but who uses libc5 nowadays ;)

    So if you use glibc, you can have long usernames. If they may or
    may not start with a number depends more on the tools on the rest
    of your system.

    ... somehow I have a feeling the hurting hasn't even begun yet
    -- Bill, "The Terrible Thunderlizards"

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