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Re: home directories...

Bradley Bell wrote:
  >I need to write a script which will run once a night, and check each
  >user's home directory for a certain file.  Does anybody know the best way
  >to do this?  The only thing I can think of is to parse /etc/passwd to get
  >the home dir of each user of UID > 999. Is this the correct way to do it?
If all your home directories are in /home/<username> you would not need
to parse /etc/passwd; just do "cd /home; for f in `ls`; do ...; done"

  >What routines should one use when parsing /etc/passwd?
awk -F: '{if ($3 > 999) print $1}' </etc/passwd

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