Renumber users and groups
Olivier.Nicole at cs.ait.ac.th
Wed Aug 21 12:43:43 UTC 2013
On my system legacy users come with UID starting from 200 upward, and
all users come with GID lower that 100.
I know it's not a good idea, but consider that some accounts are over 20
This is not too much a problem with FreeBSD as I can renumber the few
FreeBSD services that have a conflicting ID.
But now I want to share the user directories with Mac (10.6). On Mac,
any id lower than 512 should be reserved for the system.
I tried to renumber the conflicting services on Mac OS, but it messes up
So I should renumber my users; it's not very difficult to do, but I have
over 1TB of user files for 200 users.
Is there a clever/fast way to do that (other than find -exec chown)?
What pitfall should I avoid?
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