RE: adding users via scripts
On Mon, 1 Jun 1998, Bob McGowan wrote:
: > -----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?
Because I don't know what the user's password is. I have the encrypted
password entry from the /etc/master.passwd file from the BSDi box, and
don't need it encrypted again.
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