Chaning Username in Terminal
#1
Hello all,

Sorry if i already missed the posting but I have been trying to change the username in the terminal from somthing other than pine64@pinebook. I have changed my name on login but in the terminal still keep the old username. I also tried using:


Code:
    usermod -l newname pine64


and i get the message:


Code:
    usermod: user pine64 is currently used by process 941


The number at the end changes but I get the message everytime I have tried.

Is is possible to make this modification?

Thank you,

Coyote
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#2
https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions...ed-by-proc

Short answer: Change usernames from another user
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#3
Its possible to do - but quite tricky to also change home folder name etc., Why not just create a new user and add to relevant groups ?
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#4
adduser, deluser (if you like), and the copying over of files if necessary should cover everything in principle.
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#5
Smile 
Hello all,

Thank you all for the replies. Not logging in the pine64 account and logging in as root and changing the username worked.

Coyote
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#6
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Yeah, you can't change the username if that user is logged in. Basically what is needed to rename/move is:

sudo passwd root [to set the root password]

logout of your account [ie. pine64]

log in to root account [using newly set password]

usermod -l new-login-name -d /home/new-login-name -m pine64 [renames pine64 to new-login-name, moves home directory]

logout out of root, log back in as new-login name

run sudo passwd -l root to lock the root account again if you wish. use passwd (without sudo) to change the password of the newly renamed account if it is still pine64 Wink
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