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Re: Username with period

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: Username with period
Date: 06 Jan 2001 12:47:10 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.0.95

"Andrew Chan" <address@hidden> wrote:
| Really sorry to disturb u. I want to change a file's owner to
| andrew.chan. But if I type chown andrew.chan abc, it will recogize the
| user as andrew and group as chan since there is a period between the name
| and the firstname. Since chown delimits user and group using periods,
| how do I put a username with a period in between?

Thanks for the report.
That's fixed in the latest test release.

It has been fixed since fileutils-4.0r.

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