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Re: Create new users in a special way

I would suggest debian-user, as I don't see how KDE relates to your question. 
Have fun!

On Friday 29 June 2001 02:45 am, Heidelinde Meier wrote:
> Hello!
> Perhaps my question is not too difficult for you to answer:
> I want to create more than 5000 new users on my system.
> Because there are 5000 users who already got their password, that means
> for me: I already got the complete files
> /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow on my system.
> Now I want to create /home/directories in the way the programm "adduser"
> create /home/directories /copying files from /etc/skel and copy them in
> user's home directory, and so on.
> Now my question: I don't want to type in every information on each user
> while executing "adduser", because "adduser" asks for the password, the
> user's identity - these should be ignored.
> For me it would be easy to type in one command (which can be filled by
> the information that is given from the file /etc/passwd) , perhaps with
> "adduser" and lots of options, but without typing the information by
> hand. The rest should be automatically generated.
> Perhaps you have some nice ideas on that.
> Hope you understand my English - thanks.
> Heide

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