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Old 12-11-2003, 08:52 PM   #1
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Can't extract expiry days from shadow


Afraid I are having problems trying to extract the number of days to a users password expiry date to use in another application.

I can find no utility on RH like prwarn under SCO.

I have tried with a test script which works fine under root but as the user I have permission problems.

I have
Ush52 $ ll /etc/shadow
-r-------- 1 root root 1289 Dec 12 08:47 /etc/shadow
Ush52 $ ll expiry
-rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 80 Dec 12 07:30 expiry

Ush52 $ cat expiry
EXPDAYS=`cat /etc/shadow | grep $USER`
export EXPDAYS
Ush52 $ expiry
cat: /etc/shadow: Permission denied
Ush52 $

Appreciate any assistance


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