Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Username length limit raised to 16 characters

The maximum username length has been raised from 8 to 16 characters. Enjoy your longer usernames!

Note that some commands, such as ps and w, may truncate usernames longer than 8 characters or do other strange behaviors. If you have any scripts which use such commands or otherwise assume usernames are 8 characters or fewer, beware that they may have to be revised.