Partial map of the Internet based on the January 15, 2005 data found on opte.org. I’m dutch, so this time I’m going to react on a local news item (translation by Google). ‘Hacking critical infrastructure is still possible on a large scale’ was in the news a couple of days ago here in the Netherlands….
How to change the username of your Cygwin user
I love Cygwin, I hate the commandline (cmd.exe) of Windows, so I always have one or more Cygwin terminals open (no need to use putty, yay!) But I ran into a snatch today: i tried to change my username for my cygwin installation. Last time around it was easy: opening an editor and changing the first field in the /etc/passwd file.
This time around it wasn’t as easy as that, I had not /etc/passwd file!
It seems Cygwin changed somewhere in the last couple of years. But no problem, just run mkpasswd > /etc/passwd before the nano /etc/passwd so you have a file to edit.