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Old 11-13-2009, 03:28 AM   #1
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multiples users from text file scripted


hi

I am using this workaround maybe someone has a better a idea but this is What I am doing creating multiples users scripting


I got a text file name users

users text file
userid Description

Code:
mmaria Accounting Department
lana   Production Department
and I am using this script to create the users and assign a Description
but the command useradd is not doing anything not adding users neitehr description

Code:
while IFS= read -r l1 l2 l3
do
useradd -c "$l2 $l3" $l1
done <users
please some ideas

thanks a lot
 
Old 11-13-2009, 03:35 AM   #2
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You can use the newusers command that is available in most linux distros

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Old 11-13-2009, 03:52 AM   #3
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it crux of the problem is not whether to use what tool. useradd is definitely the tool to use. The problem is your IFS=, remove it.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:23 AM   #4
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You can use the newusers command that is available in most linux distros

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I checked it
http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-...-in-batch.html

but what is default password for users?

I tried userid - password (linux terminal) and it won't work so it does not set the password?
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:35 AM   #5
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check the man page of useradd please!. the option for password is -p.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:36 AM   #6
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Hi,
You have to create a txt file, where you give the password in clear text:
Code:
user1:password:400:101:Accounting Department:/home/user1:/bin/bash
user2:password:401:101:Accounting Department:/home/user2:/bin/bash
user3:password:402:101:Production Department:/home/user3:/bin/bash
 
Old 11-13-2009, 11:32 AM   #7
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it crux of the problem is not whether to use what tool. useradd is definitely the tool to use. The problem is your IFS=, remove it.
if worked just fine

now I need to do the same with passwd and chage thanks a lot
 
  


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