rsyncing feeling

Tim Writer tim-s/rLXaiAEBtBDgjK7y7TUQ at
Thu Jul 22 12:38:26 UTC 2004

David J Patrick <davidjpatrick-rieW9WUcm8FFJ04o6PK0Fg at> writes:

> 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?

No. Names are purely a convenience, the kernel doesn't care about names.

> Is the same true for GIDs ?

If you simply want to mount the USB stick as your home like this:

    % su
    # mount /dev/sda1 /home/david
    # exit

the gids must match.  If you rsync in the manner I suggested, uids, gids,
names, etc. are pretty much a non-issue.

> And the passwords need not match, right ?


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