User Account: change name

Dennis Kaarsemaker dennis at
Thu May 26 18:14:59 UTC 2005

On do, 2005-05-26 at 20:02 +0200, René L. Reingard wrote:
> 1. creating the new user and password
> 2. rename (or delete) the users home directory which got created
> already
> 3. rename the old users home directory into Max
> 4. being in an others user Gnome i run the shell
> 5. i do command: sudo chown Max:Max /home/Max
> 6. finish
> Please help on that

Three little changes:
The user you create will be called max (only lowercase letters are
allowed in usernames)

3. rename the old users home directory into max
5. sudo chown -R max:max /home/max
Dennis K.
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 -> Only in the morning.
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