Bug 57344 - RFE: display of long user names in ls(1)
RFE: display of long user names in ls(1)
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: fileutils (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-12-10 12:29 EST by Steve Bonneville
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:50 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-12-10 12:29:16 EST
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Description Steve Bonneville 2001-12-10 12:29:11 EST
Right now, if you use `ls -l` to display files that are owned by a user
with a username longer than 8 characters, the displayed name is truncated
to 8 characters.  There's no indication the name has been truncated and/or
no way to display the full username.

Files owned by two users with similar names can be distinguished, but to
tell whether a file is owned by "longname" or "longnameuser", you'd have to
do an `ls -ln` and compare UIDs (or GIDs, since the same story is true for

It'd be a nice enhancement if ls could indicate if a long name was
truncated, or display long names if necessary (even if it involved a
special command-line option).
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-01-17 11:45:26 EST
[root@spock root]# adduser microsoftsucks
[root@spock root]# touch foo
[root@spock root]# chown microsoftsucks foo
[root@spock root]# ls -l foo
-rw-r--r--    1 microsoftsucks root            0 Jan 17 17:37 foo
[root@spock root]# chgrp microsoftsucks foo
[root@spock root]# ls -l foo
-rw-r--r--    1 microsoftsucks microsoftsucks        0 Jan 17 17:37 foo
[root@spock root]# rpm -q fileutils

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