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