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Old 03-05-2011, 05:44 PM   #1
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how to find who created the user

hi everyone,

i want to know who created the user(this user was created 1yr ago).
Is there any process or command to know who created the user and which date he was created.

Thanks A Lot.

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No, but all users are created by the super user (root or, possibly, sudo; who had root or sudo permissions a year or so ago?

As to narrowing down when, you could go to your back up archive and look at /etc/passwd for the userid; when it's not there you found the before date. Then you can go to the next back up and get a close idea of the date (but, alas, not "who" specifically). If you don't have weekly back up's, well, that's that.

Hope this helps some.


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