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Old 03-30-2006, 05:16 AM   #1
shawnbishop
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Script to create multiple directories under users homes


Good Day

I am having a bit of a problem with a script ( in other words,all attempts have failed :-) )

I am looking to create 3 new directories under everybodies home directory like this.

/home/user - tmp
- docs
- pdf

/home/user2 - tmp
- docs
- pdf

I have about a thousand users to do this to,and I dont want to manually add all these directories.Can somebody tell me how I could do this via a script

Cheers

Shawn
 
Old 03-30-2006, 06:10 AM   #2
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WARNING: I did this on cygwin so it might need a little tweeking.
Code:
#!/bin/bash
cd /home
for i in *;do
USER=`grep $i /etc/passwd|cut -d: -f3,4`
cd $i
mkdir tmp doc pdf
chown $USER tmp doc pdf
cd ../
done
 
Old 03-30-2006, 06:22 AM   #3
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hi /bin/bash

Great thank you that work fantastically...

Cheers
 
Old 03-30-2006, 06:47 AM   #4
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This also seems to work on my FC5 box.
Code:
#!/bin/bash
for i in $(cat /etc/passwd | grep /home |cut -d: -f6); do
mkdir $i/{tmp,doc,pdf}
done
 
Old 03-30-2006, 09:11 AM   #5
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You're welcome, HTH.
 
  


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