Bug 20819 - repquota truncating usernames
Summary: repquota truncating usernames
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: quota
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact: Dale Lovelace
Depends On:
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Reported: 2000-11-14 05:57 UTC by Jon Benson
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:29 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-11-14 05:57:35 UTC

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Description Jon Benson 2000-11-14 05:57:30 UTC
repquota is truncating usernames which makes it rather difficult to use.
It's a case of the good old 8 character limit coming in to play.

winmybiz-t+-   15621   15360   20480     34       1     0     0

That user is winmybiz-tony but with repquota reporting it like this you
wouldn't know it wasn't winmybiz-tim  :(

My main problem is I have a Perl script designed to warn me of users
overquota.  I did have it emailing them as well but until I realised it was
trying to send email to the wrong accounts.

I'd assume this is a rather simple source code hack.  Even if a "-w"
argument were added to get a wider output.

I'd even be happier with a UID that I could then map back to a username.

Comment 1 Preston Brown 2001-02-01 23:45:39 UTC
The version of quota in rawhide supports 15 char usernames.

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