Re: /etc/passwd doesnt contain all users
On Tue, Dec 24, 2002 at 04:23:10PM +1100, Brian May wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 23, 2002 at 02:08:40PM -0500, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > Yes, that makes sense. Though now that I think about it, there is really
> > very little reason to check for the existence of a user at all. Most
> > packages should be using adduser, which will do the right thing if the user
> > already exists.
> adduser, at least the woody version, is incredibly verbose
> if the user already exists.
mizar:[~] getent passwd cricket
mizar:[~] sudo adduser --quiet --system --group --disabled-password \
> --home /var/lib/cricket \