View Full Version : I want to change my userid; How?
10th June 2004, 01:46 PM
I'd like to change my userid to something I already use elsewhere. How can I do that?
10th June 2004, 01:49 PM
you can not change the user id you will have to create a new user with whatever id you want to use.....
10th June 2004, 01:51 PM
I was hoping to keep my history.
10th June 2004, 03:38 PM
You can change your UID and/or GID, but this is going to cause you lots of little headaches. The command to do so is usermod and can only be run as root - I strongly recommend reading the man page before doing so.
The flag to change the UID is "-u uid" - and, according to the manpage, (emphasis mine)
Any files which the user owns and which are located in the directory tree rooted at the user's home directory will have the file user ID changed automatically. Files outside of the user's home directory must be altered manually.
10th June 2004, 05:08 PM
Does that make a difference? I want to change 'jscott000' I use in this forum to something else.
10th June 2004, 07:37 PM
Send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and i'll change it for you.
Only Administrators can edit usernames.
10th June 2004, 08:57 PM
This must be the funniest thread i've seen yet on these forums.
10th June 2004, 10:36 PM
that what thought.....that you were talking about your forum user id....
Ug....i did not know it was possible to change an id because once you create an account on any forum it stays like that or you have to create a new one....but its cool that it is possible here.....so can i temporaly change mine to GO LAKERS! and after that finals i will go back to being deemvp! :D
10th June 2004, 10:55 PM
It is not very hard to do. The board-database has a table for users and one for threads. Every user has a userid, which is unique and every new user next the next one. Every post you write is associated with a thread and with a userid. It is only a number. The nickname is written in the user-table just as a data. So you can change it. As long as you don't change the userid, it won't make any problems. But to change you nickname e.g. to GO LAKERS!, you would have to write an emil to someone with db access (mostly administrators) so they can change it. They have even a nice gui for it in the admin control panel. But I'm not sure, whether the admins are lakers fans :D
11th June 2004, 03:16 AM
I'm trying to cleanup all my id's.
11th June 2004, 02:49 PM
11th June 2004, 04:55 PM
Heh! I though the OP was talking about the user on his system! Well, you know what they say about assumptions...
11th June 2004, 05:36 PM
thanks for your (and all the others) quick response and attempt to help. I noticed.
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