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Renaming user name [duplicate]

I made a mistake in the username at the time of installation. So I changed the name of the user after logging in by creating a guest account with SUDO rights. But when I checked the list of users ...
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I want to change the host name - is it enough to edit the /etc/hosts file? [duplicate]

Short version Can I just edit the /etc/hosts file, meaning can I login as user@<hostname I wish to change> without unintentionally breaking something? Would this be enough or is there something ...
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change username in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

when I installed Ubuntu 14.04 I missed some thing on my user name , how to correct it and display it correctly in the terminal. thanks for help .
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Change user name [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change my username? Recently i've added new accounts in my PC, and for one of those need to change name: I've try to change it by "graphical procedure" from "...
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How can I change the username [duplicate]

zadsfad@ubuntu How can I change the username (zadsfad)? If I change the host name, the 'ubuntu' section is changed. Should I reinstall Ubuntu?
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To change username in Ubuntu [duplicate]

First I am logged into root and executed this command: # sudo su Then: # usermod -l lazybug peter Getting this error: usermod: user peter is currently used by process 19895 So I have killed the ...
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How should I rename my account's name in Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I made mistake typing account's name before installation of Ubuntu. I need to change this name, but I can't find clear explanation and step-by-step procedure. Also, why doesn't Ubuntu change the name ...
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Changing Short name of user [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change my username? I'm making a small ubuntu network, and in client 10.04 I "logged in" as the user "employee1", and changed my name to "Red Herring" but i cannot ...
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Changing the username in terminal in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I recently purchased a second hand Dell Latitude laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 installed in it. After playing around with it, I've managed to change the hostname of the computer, such that it displays my ...
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changing username in ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

My terminal reads xyz@Sam .I want to change it to some name say Ema . I tried usermod but everytime I get an error that this process is used by this process(some random four digit number ).
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Why I can't change my username in Terminal? [duplicate]

I started working recently with Ubuntu and changed my username. I changed the "v" tiny by capital "V", but in Terminal remains the same.
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How do I change my username? [duplicate]

My first name is Lluis but always Ubuntu changes my name as Llus when my computer starts as Ubuntu. I don't understand why this 'i' is missed.
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Change computer name Ubuntu [duplicate]

When I connect to Linux 18 I get this name@server-Belkin ~> How can I remove "name"? and change it to other name
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How do I change my logname? [duplicate]

How do I change my logname?For e.g: xyz@ubuntu in the terminal how do I change xyz? I have tried this command usermod -l *newname* -d /home/*newname* -m *oldname* but that gave me an error user xyz ...
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How can I change computer name? [duplicate]

currently I have " carlos@hoffman-c:~$ " I need to change the above to read " hamburg@hoffman-c:~$ " I need to preserve all my settings data etc. Thank you in advance.

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