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Re: suggestion for cygutils - usermod (was Re: howto change home path in /etc/passwd)
Surlignage Christopher Faylor <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> The below message suggests that maybe we should have a usermod program
> in cygwin. It should probably be in cygutils, I suspect.
> Anyone willing to investigate the linux version of usermod and submit it
> to cygutils (assuming Chuck agrees)?
Yes , because i don't want to create a shell doing this:
grep -v $USERNAME /etc/passwd > /etc/passwd
mkpasswd -l -u $USERNAME -p $HOME >> /etc/passwd
> On Mon, May 12, 2003 at 10:25:49AM -0400, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> >On Mon, 12 May 2003 Sylvain.Ferriol@imag.fr wrote:
> >> Surlignage Igor Pechtchanski <email@example.com>:
> >> > On Mon, 12 May 2003, sferriol wrote:
> >> >
> >> > > hello
> >> > > is there a command to change the home directory of a user in
> >> > > because ssh sees this file before $HOME and i have always a error.
> >> >
> >> > Use an editor to edit /etc/passwd (as has been suggested). Mind the
> >> > endings (I think).
> >> no my question is to do this automatically
> >> because when the admin has installed cygwin on a computer, it adds users
> >> and each users has to define the variable HOME,
> >> but if they use ssh, they have to chang /etc/passwd too.
> >> i want to create a install file which update automatically /etc/passwd,
> puts defaults files (bashrc, inputrc,...)
> >> i see that there is the mkpasswd command but it doesn't do what i want
> >> do you know when /etc/passwd is created???
> >> sylvain
> >/etc/passwd is normally created (along with /etc/group) when setup runs
> >the passwd-grp.sh postinstall script. The program that actually creates
> >the passwd entries is called mkpasswd, and it sets the home directory to
> >/home/<username> by default.
> >One thing you can do is create symbolic links (or, better yet, user
> >mounts) from /home/<username> to that user's $HOME. That way, you will
> >not have to change /etc/passwd at all.
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