[arch-general] User/group name restrictions
arch-general at andypieters.me.uk
Thu May 23 19:15:19 UTC 2019
This is something I gotten used to live with for a very long time now,
patching the shadow package every time it is updated to allow capitals in
the user/group names.
I've often meant to write in to ask why and this is that glorious day.
Why is it that uppercase letters are not allowed in user/group names in
Arch Linux please.
It's not that I'm anal about everything, but I was always brought up with
the rule that a person's name should be written with their appropriate
capital letters and not to do so is a deliberate mark of disrespect at the
So imagine my chagrin if I'd have to stare at my terminal all day long with
such deliberate cheekiness staring in my face 😜
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