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Re: /etc/passwd accounts

On Thursday 31 January 2002 20:30, irvine@vuosaari.hai.fi wrote:
> Hello All
> I have been trying to get info on how various
> programs use the file /
> etc/passwd but without
> much success.
> What I want to know is which accounts in my
> /etc/passwd file it is safe to delete.
> I was hoping to find some info on how various programs
> use this file so that I would better understand
> what I am doing and why.
> Does anyone know where I can get such info or
> would anyone like to write a few words on this
> subject?
> Anyway thanx in advance.
> t:irvine

Take a look at the Debian Policy Manual, they might discribe system accounts 
in there.


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