Prepending "\" to user name w/Win98 Domain Login
Michael.Gerdts at alcatel.com
Fri Aug 16 07:18:01 GMT 2002
On Fri, 2002-08-16 at 11:21, Jeff Mandel wrote:
> 2) The wacky thing here is that \user actually returns successful with NIS.
> jeff at host% getent passwd jeff
> jeff at host% getent passwd \jeff
Not quite right. Your shell handled the "\j" and determined that it
should have just been "j". As such, the getent command really saw
"jeff", not "\jeff". The proper test would have been
jeff at host% getent passwd \\jeff
In this case your shell would have translated "\\jeff" into "\jeff"
before sending it as an argument to getent.
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