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Re: Command Line Request for Adding users to group (LDAP)

RalfGesellensetter wrote:
> Am Donnerstag 23 März 2006 16:22 schrieb Knut Yrvin:
>>-- Yes, the system admins also ask for a command line tools for
>>   handling users.
> Indeed, this reminds me that I am still looking for the command line / 
> script rendering this task:
> 1. I have 100 teachers, all in group "teachers".
> 2. I have a new students group "B2006" which has its own common 
> subfolder in home0/Transfer/B2006. Write access is set to group 
> "B2006".
> Now, in order to give all teachers write access to this shared folder, I 
> need to join them to group "B2006". With WLUS, I can do so for a single 
> teacher. This takes to long time for 100 teachers.
> What I need is a command line or script that joins a set of users (I can 
> provide a list of teachers to start with) into a given group (B2006).

# Using variables is nice

#First we list all the teachers
for TEACHER in $(getent group teachers | cut -f4 -d: | tr "," " ") ; do
  # Then check if teacher is already a member of group $GROUP
  id $TEACHER | grep -q "($GROUP)" && continue

  # Then we create a small ldif to add the user to the group
  echo "dn: cn=$GROUP;ou=Group,dc=skole,dc=skolelinux,dc=no"
  echo "changeType: Modify"
  echo "add: MemberUid"
  echo "memberUid: $TEACHER"

  # when all is done feed everything through ldapmodify
done | ldapmodify -xWZD cn=admin,ou=People,dc=skole,dc=skolelinux,dc=no

# OK - Done

> The minimum help I ask for is a command line joining user $U into group 
> $G. The maximum I hope for is a command that includes Group $G1 into 
> $G2 (all users in G1 will join G2).

Well, wrap it into a script, and you're set

> Thanks a million

Were should I send the bill ?

Sorry, if you wont pay, I wont test it, so , It's completely untested

Finn-Arne Johansen
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