Multi-Platform File Sharing in OS X, Part 2
"In Mac OS X, each local user account has both a normal "User Name" and a Unix-style "short name". The full user name can be any mix of alphanumeric characters, including such things as spaces, numbers, accents, and even symbols — similar to the types of characters you can use to uniquely rename your hard drive from the default “Macintosh HD”. The short name, however, cannot contain spaces or special characters, and is preferred to be eight alphanumeric characters or less."
(Submitted by Noel Mon Mar 29, 2004 )
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