Thanks Anita, this indeed made a difference, as after deleting the account and
recreating it, the error did stop although I don't know why this made a
> >used linuxconf as mentioned below ... does this make a difference?
> >> >after installing, have created 3 user accounts using linuxconf and two
> >> >of them right
> >> >off the first login is displaying the error message: " [: too many
> >> >arguments ", and
> >> >the 3rd one is not displaying any problems. The root and first user
> >> >account created
> >> >during install is fine and not displaying any problems at all.
> >> >Have tried comparing the .bashrc and .screenrc files in each user's home
> >> >directory,
> >> >but all appear to be the same.
> >> >Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> >> >M
> >> Did you use useradd to create the accounts made after the install?
> If you haven't put anything in the user's home directory yet, you could try
> 'userdel <username>' and then the above command to see if it will put it
> right. I don't know what linuxconf might have done.