Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 184159
webalizer username exceeds 8 chars
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:26 EST
Description of problem:
The username "webalizer" is 9 characters in length and violates a long
standing convention of 8 character maximum username lengths.
This has a real world impact in the output of the "ls" and "ps" commands.
Besides the visual glitches and mis-alignments from those commands, they are
often used as input to shell scripts which might mis-execute when their input
Additionally, old tar and cpio may not deal well with username > 8 chars.
Well, then I could argue that the ls and ps commands should be fixed then? I
can't really see that this is a problem worth the hassle of changing the