[Mageia-discuss] Feature request: uppercase letters in user names

Buchan Milne bgmilne at staff.telkomsa.net
Wed Dec 14 13:39:49 CET 2011

On Tuesday, 13 December 2011 00:07:43 iZoli wrote:
> So my feature request would be to support uppercase letters in usernames,

Can you explain *why* you would want this?

> like in openSUSE and Fedora.

In my opinion, this isn't a good reason.

Note that most tools are case insensitive, so for example, you can already log 
in with your username in any case you like:

[bgmilne at tiger ~]$ id -un
[bgmilne at tiger ~]$ echo $USER
[bgmilne at tiger ~]$ ssh BGMILNE at localhost id -un

In most cases, what is displayed to the user in any situation where a friendly 
name is expected, the GECOS field, which is case sensitive and supports 
uppercase, is used.

I really just don't see the point ...

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