lnewusers

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: Jan 12 2005
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NAME

lnewusers - Create new user accounts

 

SYNOPSIS

lnewusers [OPTION]...

 

DESCRIPTION

Creates new user accounts using data read from standard input.

The input data consits of lines, each line has 7 colon-separated fields:

User Name

Plaintext Password

User ID
lnewusers refuses to create users with user ID 0 (the root user ID).

Group
If this field is a valid group ID, it is interpreted as a group ID, otherwise as a group name. If the field is empty, a group name equal to user name is used.

If the specified group does not exist, it is automatically created. If the group is specified with a group ID, the created group has group name equal to the user name.

SM]GECOS
The SM]GECOS field is traditionally used to store user's real name and other information.

Home
If this field is empty, a default specified by libuser configuration, or /home/username if libuser configuration does not specify a default, is used.

Login
If this field is empty, a default specified by libuser configuration is used.

Errors in user specifications are reported and processing continues on the next line.

 

OPTIONS

-f, --file=file
Read account data from file instead of standard input.

-i, --interactive
Ask all questions when connecting to the user database, even if default answers are set up in libuser configuration.

-M, --nocreatehome
Don't create home directories.

-n, --nocreatemail
Don't create mail spool files.

 

EXIT STATUS

The exit status is 0 on success, nonzero on fatal error. Errors in user specifications are not reflected in the exit status.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
EXIT STATUS

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