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Old 01-20-2003, 03:11 AM   #1
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newusersers command ????


#Please advise me on the use on the newusers command.
#i use the following format.
alan:x:0:0:65534:Alan Machin:/home/alan/:/bin/bash
#but i get the following error
line 1 :to long
error detected, changes ingored..
#i have also tried just a name and i get the same error.

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Old 01-20-2003, 03:19 AM   #2
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useradd or adduser, I prefer adduser just because it prompts me on each portion.

Is this what you are asking? Or am I confused?

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Old 01-20-2003, 03:35 AM   #3
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newusers

newuser is a command that reads info from a text file in the same format a passwd file.

I need to be able to create about 500 users in one go. I can generate in file in passwd format from my data base..

but when i tested it with a single line as above i got the mentioned error ..


Thanks for your reply.
 
Old 01-20-2003, 01:31 PM   #4
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Ok, so I tried reading around about it, I don't really see alot saying one way or the other, but maybe the space in the User's name is causing the error?

1 other thing I noticed looking at it:
alan:x:0:0:65534:Alan Machin:/home/alan/:/bin/bash

You have 0:0:65534

Well for 1 I think 0:0 is root, so I think you'd be giving this person root access, and 2....

Ahh, just tried it on my box, yeah it looks like that's your problem maybe. You've got too many entries. 0:0 will set both user/group as root's gid/uid I am thinking you maybe want something else, either way, you've got too many entries there for user/group so look at this part:
0:0:65534

And either remove a 0 to take away the root gid/uid or remove the 65534 to take away the "extra" gid.

HTH

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Old 01-21-2003, 01:44 AM   #5
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ifound the problem.. cause i was only using one line to test i wasn't pressing enter...


needs to see a caridge return to recognise the end of the line
 
Old 01-21-2003, 01:50 AM   #6
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Good deal Glad you found that

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