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Old 07-22-2009, 07:15 PM   #1
a7mlinux
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/etc/passwd & /etc/shadow


is there a way to append a username and a password from an external file to /etc/passwd for the username and /etc/shadow for the password.
thanks in advance

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Old 07-22-2009, 07:27 PM   #2
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I found this shell script:
Code:
#!/bin/bash
# Script to add a user to Linux system
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Copyright (c) 2007 nixCraft project <http://bash.cyberciti.biz/>
# This script is licensed under GNU GPL version 2.0 or above
# Comment/suggestion: <vivek at nixCraft DOT com>
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------
# See url for more info:
# http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/howto-write-shell-script-to-add-user.html
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------
if [ $(id -u) -eq 0 ]; then
	read -p "Enter username : " username
	read -s -p "Enter password : " password
	egrep "^$username" /etc/passwd >/dev/null
	if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then
		echo "$username exists!"
		exit 1
	else
		pass=$(perl -e 'print crypt($ARGV[0], "password")' $password)
		useradd -m -p $pass $username
		[ $? -eq 0 ] && echo "User has been added to system!" || echo "Failed to add a user!"
	fi
else
	echo "Only root may add a user to the system"
	exit 2
fi
can I execute this script with a shell_exec() php fuction, and I want to pass $pass and $username from a HTML textfields. if I can, HOW?

Last edited by a7mlinux; 07-22-2009 at 07:30 PM.
 
Old 08-02-2009, 12:19 PM   #3
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