Linux grumble OTD

  • Thu 02 April 2015
  • misc

It's been a while since I've posted anything, and not for lack of things to post about... they're just backlogging on my to-do list.

But this one's short-and-not-so-sweet.

[rseastrom@gem-client-1 ~]$ cat /etc/issue
CentOS release 6.6 (Final)
Kernel \r on an \m

[rseastrom@gem-client-1 ~]$ passwd rseastrom
passwd: Only root can specify a user name.
[rseastrom@gem-client-1 ~]$

Specifying the currently logged in username poses no security problem (duh) and this works fine on non-Linux platforms (tested FreeBSD and Solaris).