rsyncing feeling

David J Patrick davidjpatrick-rieW9WUcm8FFJ04o6PK0Fg at
Thu Jul 22 02:00:58 UTC 2004

daniel wrote:

>you're right, the problem is very old, and not as easily solved without 
>complication.  see, the problem you're (probably) having is that user "dave" 
>is UID 1000 on one box, and say, UID 1002 on another.
So, when creating users, on a new machine, if I keep the UIDs 
consistant, things should flow?
Must the names be the same ? Is the same true for GIDs ?
And the passwords need not match, right ?

>  redhat machines start 
>their new users at UID 500, so that can lead to issues accross linuxes.
Mandrake, too. (I've slunk back to Mdk10 after a year of debian)

> a simple script that 
>updates all the file ownerships upon transfer.  something like this:
>  find <path> -uid 500 -print0 | xargs -0 --replace chown dave:users {}
thanks for the handy script. I'll study it and maybe give it a whirl !

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