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Old 08-30-2001
A few newbie questions

Hi Smilie

I just wanted to ask a few basic questions really. I'm telnetting to a remote host and I've finally found out that I'm using a csh shell.

My questions are:

1. Is the somename@something, the user group logged in?
2. How do I change user?

I'm really lost so I hope someone can help Smilie Thank you!

# 2  
Old 08-30-2001
newbie questions...

1. someuser@somehost is a repersentation of a
user's id at (@) some host BUT it normally
represents an email address and does not
necessarily mean the user has anything but
an email account on that server. In other
words, it has nothing to do with telnet access.

2. you would use the "su" command to change to
another user assuming you have that user's
password. Check the man page su(1).

I hope this answers your questions. I'm sure
it creates more Smilie
# 3  
Old 08-30-2001

if you mean by someone@something is someones email. then something is the domain name from the server. Someone is the user nick on the server.
you can change uses on a server by typeing su nick. then you switch to user nick. you must type his password before you are nick. to go to root you can simply type su or su root. if you are root you can change to anyone without typing a password.

i hope this is the information you are searching for

# 4  
Old 08-30-2001
Hi guys,

That was what I was looking for, thank you very much. Smilie It's brought up one other question I have though, from the passwd file, the lines output in a way like this:

demos::993:997Smilieemonstration User:/usr/demos:/bin/csh
OutOfBox::995:997:Out of Box Experience:/usr/people/tour:/bin/csh

As you can see, those don't have passwords, but what part of the lines is the username?

Thanks ever so much again. Smilie

# 5  
Old 08-30-2001
newbie answers...

demos and OutOfBox are the user login names.
The format is...

# 6  
Old 08-30-2001
damn smilies....

in my previous post, the ":" followed
by a "p" is displayed as a smiley face. Smilie
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Old 08-30-2001
Use "Disable Smilies in This Post" facility to avoid such things. Its below the text area.
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