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Correcting user name [SOLVED]
« on: March 12, 2014, 12:01:33 PM »
 

Alan_uk

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Just installed Linux Lite and now noticed I spelled my name wrong when defining the user!! Is there an easy way to correct this? I've been through all the Settings and User Manager options but couldn't see anywhere to do this.

Note: I'm referring to user's full name, not the log-on ID

Last Edit: March 12, 2014, 12:54:33 PM by Alan_uk
 


Re: Correcting user name
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2014, 12:24:15 PM »
 

Jerry

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Open a terminal:

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sudo usermod -c "Desired Name" yourloginnamehere
Last Edit: March 12, 2014, 12:55:05 PM by Valtam
 

Re: Correcting user name [SOLVED]
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2014, 12:53:19 PM »
 

Alan_uk

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Many thanks Valtam for a quick response.

For other newbies the desired name needs to be in quotes if it has a space. e.g.

sudo usermod -c "John Smith"  john
 

Re: Correcting user name [SOLVED]
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2014, 12:55:35 PM »
 

Jerry

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Original post corrected.
 


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