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Use longer short names in Jaguar Install
One 'feature' on X that was giving me headaches was the eight character limit on short user names. This is a huge issue for migrating users in the future who already have long IDs.

So my coworker clean installs 10.2 today, and now he can enter a nine character short name. There are no longer any notes to use only eight characters, and no error is thrown when the user is created. Joy!

[Editor's note: I haven't tested this one on my machine.]
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Very long short names
Authored by: jneilson on Aug 29, '02 10:35:02AM

When I installed Jaguar it made my short the full johnneilson - which is ok for me

I have also created a "short" user name that is 30 characters long - I wonder just what the limit is now?

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Limit according to Apple
Authored by: ScooterComputer on Aug 29, '02 11:08:45AM

is now 255 Unicode characters...but of course now I can't remember where I read this.

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Limit according to Apple
Authored by: kahless on Aug 29, '02 04:59:56PM

I believe the booklet that came with 10.2 stated the limit as 255 when describing how to create a new user.

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