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

Romain d'Alverny rdalverny at gmail.com
Wed Dec 14 17:19:41 CET 2011

On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 17:01, Florian Hubold <doktor5000 at arcor.de> wrote:
> Am 14.12.2011 16:33, schrieb Renaud (Ron) Olgiati:
>>> First, it is not clear if the request is clearly about the system user
>>> id/login or about the user real name
>> From what he wrote, I get the impression he prefers to see iZoli, rather than
>> izoli, when working the CLI. Why not ?
> Well, then just change the prompt, so it will display iZoli. Why do we need
> to support uppercase letters in user names for that?

Indeed. The uid is not meant to be the display name, unless by
default. Wondered if we had a better option than export FULLNAME=`grep
-e "^$USER:" /etc/passwd|gawk -F':' '{print $5}'` in .bash_profile?

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