RE: adding users via scripts
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nathan E Norman [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Sunday, May 31, 1998 10:11 AM
> To: Debian User List
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> Subject: adding users via scripts
> We are in the process of moving users from a BSDi box to a Linux box.
> BSDi has an adduser script which accepts encrypted passwords. The
> Debian adduser script does not. From reading through the
> code for each,
> it seems that BSDi's adduser script manipulates the password file
> directly. ( I'm not a Perl guru, btw :)
> So, I'm wondering if anyone knows of or has developed an adduser type
> script for Linux that will accept encrypted passwords on the comamnd
> line. I don't feel up todeveloping this myself, though I'll give it a
> try if I have to. In the short term, I'd probably add the users with
> one script and change the entries in /etc/shadow with another.
> Searching for ideas, advice, etc. Thanks.
How about just adding the 'passwd' command to the scirpt?
i'm: bob dot mcgowan at artecon dot com
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