Adding new users

ira mendell ibm at bestweb.net
Mon Mar 25 20:11:27 PST 2002


Gerard Beekmans wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 23, 2002 at 09:25:49PM -0500, ira mendell wrote:
> > GROUP=100
> > HOME=/home
> > INACTIVE=-1
> > EXPIRE=
> > SHELL=/bin/bash
> > SKEL=/etc/skel
> >
> > as a side note when I looked at the new home directory created,  through
> > KDE in Redhat,  it showed the directory and files as GROUP="users"
> > and OWNER="1000"
> >
> > I think I'm close would adding a default such as USERS=100 to
> > etc/defaults work.
>
> See my other email I wrote (I didn't see this one else I'd have replied to
> this one instead).
>
> The /etc/login.defs defines the MIN and MAX userid's used. As you may know,
> you cannot use the same userid for two people. It's fine to use the same
> groupid for more than one person, but userid's have to be unique. If you
> want userid's to start at 100 edit the UID_MIN variable in the
> /etc/login.defs file.
>
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> Gerard Beekmans
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>
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Sorry I accidentally hit the send before I finished the previous message.
Just wanted to say I attached my adapted version of adduser from 'Speed'
for anyone to try or comment on.
   I suppose it now on to BLFS or whatever I can think of.
                  Thank you.
                        Ira

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