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Old 06-29-2005, 11:20 PM   #1
stefaandk
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Is it safe to manually change the /etc/passwd file?


I want to create a new user

useradd user1

Then associate it with an already existing directory in the passwd file.

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Old 06-29-2005, 11:43 PM   #2
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That shouldn't be a problem. I've edited passwd before to change the default shell.
 
Old 06-30-2005, 12:10 AM   #3
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Yes, it is perfectly fine to do so. For my knowledge, should shadow be run again after manually editing the file, just out of curiousity?

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