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Old 10-30-2003, 02:45 PM   #1
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user script


i've got a ton of user accounts on my machine that start with "justin_"

I'm trying to figure out a way to write a shell script that will go through my users and any user that starts with "justin_" will be deleted.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 
Old 10-30-2003, 02:59 PM   #2
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Code:
deluser -r `awk -F: '/^justin_/ {print $1}'  /etc/passwd`
should do the trick :)

Cheers,
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Old 10-30-2003, 03:07 PM   #3
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In bash:
Code:
for i in `awk -F: '/^justin_/ {print $1}' /etc/passwd`; do echo deluser $i ; done
(be carefull with the quotes. There are two different types of them in previous command)

If you like the commands you see as output, remove the "echo" word so the commands are executed instead of printed to the screen.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 03:08 PM   #4
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Someone was faster.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 03:26 PM   #5
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But my solution won't kill them all :)

What was I thinking ;) ... I really do know
better, but I guess I'm distracted ;)

Cheers Toni,
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