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Old 02-28-2005, 03:23 AM   #1
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List existing users


Is there a command to list all the existing users in the system.

( i know we can cat or vi the /etc/passwd file to know the same, but is there a command to list the same)
 
Old 02-28-2005, 03:35 AM   #2
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Old 02-28-2005, 04:16 AM   #3
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same doubt i have two users but see this

[student@Simlab-node10 student]$ users
[student@Simlab-node10 student]$

shows nothing...
 
Old 02-28-2005, 07:18 AM   #4
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You could do the following (yes, it does read /etc/passwd directly, but it only displays the user names)

cat /etc/passwd | cut -d':' -f1
 
  


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