Subject: Re: user name length
To: nm <>
From: Michael Graff <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/13/1999 16:39:53
nm <> writes:

> is there an 8 character limit on the length of user names?
> is this a limit because many scripts and pieces of software
> assume that a user name can be no longer than 8 characters?

I have several users that are > 8 characters, and while some utilities
don't quite handle this right (truncation on display is the most
common problem) I've seen no problem with them.