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[HTCondor-users] Error or lacking feature of userHome() function?

Hello all,

I wanted to get the home directory of users and was happy to find userHome() function:

String userHome(String userName [ , String default ])
    Returns the home directory of the given user as configured on the current
    system (determined using the getpwdnam() call). (Returns default if the
    default argument is passed and the home directory of the user is not defined.)

That works as expected for 'userName' of type name@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx but barfs on
nice-user.name@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (which is what User returns for anyone running
NiceUser = True).

Is that supposed to be and should I use


BTW, is there a way to get the Unix group id of a user?

Greetings, Bert.