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Re: suggestion for cygutils - usermod (was Re: howto change home path in /etc/passwd)
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 11:10:42 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: suggestion for cygutils - usermod (was Re: howto change home path in /etc/passwd)
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
As there have also been questions about "useradd", maybe the "right"
thing to do would be to create a "usermaint" package that contains
"useradd", "userdel", etc. as wrappers around the "net user" and
"mkpasswd" commands, "usermod" that modifies /etc/passwd, and their
counterparts for manipulating groups? It might also make sense to move
passwd.exe there, but I'm not too sure about that one.
On Mon, 12 May 2003, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> 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)?
> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> >> > On Mon, 12 May 2003, sferriol wrote:
> >> >
> >> > > hello
> >> > > is there a command to change the home directory of a user in /etc/passwd
> >> > > 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 line
> >> > 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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