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Re: newusers command

adduser is a perl script AFAIK, that uses useradd, so if you would edit
the script, you can make it do what you want it to do.


On Tue, 11 Jul 2000, Gary Hennigan wrote:

> "Suresh Kumar. R" <sudhas@md3.vsnl.net.in> writes:
> > I used newusers command to create large numbers of users. I find that
> > 
> > 1. it doesnot copy files from /etc/skel to the home directory. 
> > Should it be enabled in some way ?
> > 
> > 2. Also, it creates users with ids greater that what is 
> > existing already. (As I understand from the source code)
> > By default in debian, thereis the nobody account with 65534 
> > as userid and all accounts created with newusers were not working 
> > with reference to file permisions. (Precisely speaking, the new 
> > home directories created were not having the userid ownership.)
> > I had to change the nobody user id to some value like 200 to make
> > the newusers command work. Is there any other alternative?
> > 
> > 3. Is it possible to use newusers command to execute some defaults
> > script after creating users (For ex. to run smbpasswd) ?
> I'm not sure what the difference is but you might try the adduser
> command instead (man adduser). I've never used newusers so I can't say
> how it compares, but certainly adduser does almost everything you
> mentioned above. I don't know if it can handle #3, but you could
> certainly easily write your own script to call adduser and then
> execute smbpasswd I would think.
> Gary
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