>>>>> "Andreas" == Andreas Jellinghaus <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Andreas> would be nice if this was possible also for unix. adduser
Andreas> is nice but not compareable to the gui tool. (adduser +
Andreas> userdel + less /etc/passwd
Andreas> + passwd + some other tools would be comparable.
Andreas> of course these gui tools are not as powerfull, and are
Andreas> not scriptable. but they do there job: give 20%
Andreas> functionality, enough for 80% of the job. and it
Andreas> requires not very much knowledge to use them.
XEmacs is an excellent platform for this sort of tool. It's far more
malleable than a CGI based approach.
(Yes I realize that GNU Emacs would be good enough for the job, but I
believe that some of the advanced features of XEmacs would make it
It could be scriptable, and made to work on the user/group database
of a remote system, using `ssh' or `rsh' and a few simple C programs
(maybe tied to the PAMized shadow suite). I have done some brief and
preliminary exploration of this problem, and plan to, at some point
in the future, do work on an `add/remove user' tool for XEmacs.
Andreas> developing similiar tools can be a task for the
Andreas> linux/bsd/unix community. it also helps newby users a