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    Distro/DE neutral method of changing someone's UserID

    Howdy There,

    Is there a DE/distro neutral (I guess CLI) method of changing a given user's user ID on a Linux system? I want to set all my systems to have the same UserID so my external hard drive stops giving permission errors when moving between them.

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    Re: Distro/DE neutral method of changing someone's UserID

    Quote Originally Posted by beastrace91 View Post
    Is there a DE/distro neutral (I guess CLI) method of changing a given user's user ID on a Linux system?
    Change the id in /etc/passwd and /etc/group and do
    chown -R user:group /home/user
    replacing "user:group" by actual user and group name.

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