Subject: chown/chgrp problem: is "." a separator or part of a name ?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Darren Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/06/2000 08:37:17
Whilst looking through the PR's currently open, I came across one where
a person was attempting to chown a file to a user where the username was
made up of a ".". Easy to deal with ? Maybe.
Consider that a username might be "foo.bar", "foo", "bar" and a group
name to match each of those.
If I do "chown foo.bar /tmp/foryou" what should happen ?
Is the best option, in this case, to simply bail out becase the user
is not being clear about what they want to do ?