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Bug#705483: xfsprogs: xfs_quota misinterprets usernames with leading dig

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Subject: Bug#705483: xfsprogs: xfs_quota misinterprets usernames with leading digits
From: James Carter <james.carter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2013 09:17:21 +0100
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On 15/04/13 17:07, Rich Johnston wrote:

I don't think this is a bug, username must begin with a character (unless you created the user using NIS or adduser --force-badname).

My understanding that this is a recommendation rather than a requirement. useradd(8) has the following to say:

On Debian, the only constraints are that usernames must neither start with a dash ('-') nor contain a colon (':') or a whitespace (space: ' ', end of line: '\n', tabulation: '\t', etc.). Note that using a slash ('/') may break the default algorithm for the definition of the user's
       home directory.

In any case, I'd still consider it a bug that trailing non-numeric characters were just silently ignored.

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