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Re: Win98 and /etc/passwd ??
- To: Kutschera Peter <Peter dot Kutschera at ajc dot at>, cygwin <cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com>
- Subject: Re: Win98 and /etc/passwd ??
- From: "Tom Weichmann" <tomcw at localnet dot com>
- Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2000 13:11:59 -0700
- Reply-to: tomcw at localnet dot com
> Sorry about this maybe silly question:
> How to create /etc/passwd on Win98 ?
> When trying to run mkpasswd or mkgroup I get an error popup about a
> missing Export-NETAPI32.dll:NatApiBufferFree
mkpasswd/mkgroup only work for WinNT.
> I tried to create /etc/passwd by hand (Empty password) but got "login
> Also the info from inetutils-1.3.2.README did not help.
> Any hints / links / READMEs available?
You need to create this file by hand. The only part that is a pain is
the password it self. to get a crypted password into a file use the
crypt command as follows
crypt mypasswordhere >>/etc/passwd
This puts the encrypted password in the passwd file with a trailing
\n. Next edit the file and add the rest of the info needed in passwd,
NOTE If you are using ftp as well, and you want to use bash as
your shell create a file called /etc/shells. Put the following into the
Otherwise ftp will not function correctly.
Hope this helps,
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