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Offline way12go

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[ Solved ] Proper way of changing username in Sparkylinux
« on: October 10, 2014, 08:31:27 am »

   

I would recommend not attempting to change a user's name.

This is generally wrought with problems when the user's name

 is statically referenced in configuration files in the form of the user's home directory,

 /home/<username>. These are almost never written in a generic way so

it's usually best to just create a new username and then migrate the user's

files and data over to the new account.
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Re: [ Solved ] Proper way of changing username in Sparkylinux
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2014, 08:32:10 am »
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https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/98461/proper-way-of-changing-username-in-ubuntu-or-any-linux


   

I would recommend not attempting to change a user's name.

This is generally wrought with problems when the user's name

 is statically referenced in configuration files in the form of the user's home directory,

 /home/<username>. These are almost never written in a generic way so

it's usually best to just create a new username and then migrate the user's

files and data over to the new account.
Life is a unique pattern.