lnewusers



lnewusers(1)                                                      lnewusers(1)




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 cre-
              ated.  If the group is specified with a group  ID,  the  created
              group has group name equal to the user name.


       GECOS  The  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  configu-
              ration,  or  /home/username  if  libuser  configuration does not
              specify a default, is used.


       Login  If this field is empty, a default specified by libuser  configu-
              ration 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.



libuser                           Jan 12 2005                     lnewusers(1)

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