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Old 02-18-2003, 12:25 PM   #1
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bash script for passwd

ok, this will seem ridiculous at first, but hear me out...hehe
I want to have a script that adds users, sets paths in .bashrc and all that...I've got that working great (in the pasted in script below)..HOWEVER, I cannot seem to set the passwd...I want this script to just set the users up with one generic passwd, which I will then go in and change...any ideas what I am doing wrong?


cat names | while read -a userinfo
#userinfo[1] = gecos info while userinfo[0] = username
/usr/sbin/useradd -c ${userinfo[1]} ${userinfo[0]}
#now make their password

echo "${userinfo[0]} added."

/bin/mkdir /home/"${userinfo[0]}"/www
/bin/mkdir /home/"${userinfo[0]}"/bin

chown ${userinfo[0]} /home/"${userinfo[0]}"/www
chown ${userinfo[0]} /home/"${userinfo[0]}"/bin

chgrp ${userinfo[0]} /home/"${userinfo[0]}"/www
chgrp ${userinfo[0]} /home/"${userinfo[0]}"/bin

echo 'PATH=$PATH:/home/'"${userinfo[0]}"'/bin' >> /home/"${userinfo[0]}"/.bashrc
echo "export PATH" >> /home/"${userinfo[0]}"/.bashrc

#try to add password
passwd "${userinfo[0]}" >> passwdoutput
until grep "New" passwdoutput
sleep 1

echo "test\r"

until grep "Retype" passwdoutput
sleep 1
echo "test\r"

Old 02-19-2003, 03:40 PM   #2
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You can use the comand newusers to do that. You will need a file with the structure:



# newusers <filename>

Using that with /etc/skel, you can do that easily ...
Old 02-20-2003, 12:33 AM   #3
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just out of curiousity, is this for an e-mail server? if so, you could elimante having actual users by using cyrus' mail servers



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