lnewusers - Create new user accounts
Creates new user accounts using data read from standard input.
The input data consits of lines, each line has 7 colon-separated fields:
Errors in user specifications are reported and processing continues on the next line.
User ID lnewusers refuses to create users with user ID 0 (the root user ID).
Group If this field is a valid group ID, it is interpreted as a group ID, otherwise as a group name. If the field is empty, a group name equal to user name is used.
If the specified group does not exist, it is automatically created. If the group is specified with a group ID, the created group has group name equal to the user name.
SM]GECOS The SM]GECOS field is traditionally used to store users real name and other information.
Home If this field is empty, a default specified by libuser configuration, or /home/username if libuser configuration does not specify a default, is used.
Login If this field is empty, a default specified by libuser configuration is used.
-f, --file=file Read account data from file instead of standard input.
-i, --interactive Ask all questions when connecting to the user database, even if default answers are set up in libuser configuration.
-M, --nocreatehome Dont create home directories.
-n, --nocreatemail Dont create mail spool files.
The exit status is 0 on success, nonzero on fatal error. Errors in user specifications are not reflected in the exit status.
|libuser||lnewusers (1)||Jan 12 2005|