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Old 06-26-2005, 07:18 PM   #1
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How to list existing users?


Hi,

Looking for a command that shows me which users currently exist.

Cheers,
 
Old 06-26-2005, 07:19 PM   #2
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cat /etc/passwd
 
Old 06-26-2005, 07:31 PM   #3
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off course, thx!
 
Old 06-27-2005, 10:08 PM   #4
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Following up from this is there also a way to list groups rather then users?
 
Old 06-27-2005, 10:17 PM   #5
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cat /etc/group

 
Old 03-28-2006, 07:05 PM   #6
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cat /etc/group |grep [5-9][0-9][0-9]

if you don't want to list all the group
 
Old 03-28-2006, 07:32 PM   #7
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I'm just a newbie as well, but couldn't you just use "who" to see who is logged on to the system? Also, I'm not sure but can't you also use "groups" for the groups?
 
Old 03-28-2006, 07:44 PM   #8
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I'm just a newbie as well, but couldn't you just use "who" to see who is logged on to the system? Also, I'm not sure but can't you also use "groups" for the groups?
"groups" will only show group info about yourself or a specific user. "who" will only list people logged into the system, but not every user that has an account on the system.
 
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cat /etc/group |grep [5-9][0-9][0-9]

if you don't want to list all the group
In fact it doesn't list a single one on my machine(s) ;}


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Old 03-30-2006, 08:49 AM   #10
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and... If you want just the username listed and not the whole line you can just use :

awk -F: '{ print $1 }' /etc/passwd

For groups... just replace /etc/passwd by /etc/group
 
Old 04-02-2006, 07:58 PM   #11
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In fact it doesn't list a single one on my machine(s) ;}


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Well when i tried with this on my machine this is what i found,

[root@unisa ~]# cat /etc/group |grep [5-9][0-9][0-9]
nfsnobody:x:65534:
Harrison:x:500:
steve:x:501:
superusers:x:502:
may:x:503:
test:x:504:
[root@unisa ~]#

Well may be i could be wrong, Sorry If is was wrong,

Cheers

Linux

Last edited by linuxlinux; 04-02-2006 at 08:00 PM.
 
Old 04-03-2006, 01:03 AM   #12
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Well when i tried with this on my machine this is what i found,

[root@unisa ~]# cat /etc/group |grep [5-9][0-9][0-9]
nfsnobody:x:65534:
Harrison:x:500:
steve:x:501:
superusers:x:502:
may:x:503:
test:x:504:
[root@unisa ~]#

Well may be i could be wrong, Sorry If is was wrong,

Cheers

Linux
That's not "wrong" - but it's limited to your distros
view of the linux world. To create a group per user
is not necessary, it's something that DeadRat based
distros for instance will do.


Cheers,
Tink
 
  


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