change login name

Derek Broughton news at
Fri Jun 20 13:12:24 UTC 2008

Donny George wrote:

> i wanted to chnage the login name of my system
> i tried the procedure of going to system -admin- user and groups , but i
> could only change the password and not the user name
> could some one help me with this

It's not for the faint of heart.  You need to (a) create a new user with the
same uid! AND home directory; (b) make sure the new user has all the same
group memberships (that might be automatic); (c) rename the home directory;
(d) change the home directory assigned to the new user.

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