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Adduser.sh

Postby chandranjoy » Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:24 pm

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This will add a new user to the system, including building their home directory, copying in default config data, etc. For a standard Unix/Linux system, not Mac OS X.
[quote]#!/bin/sh

# ADDUSER - add a new user to the system, including building their
#           home directory, copying in default config data, etc.
#           For a standard Unix/Linux system, not Mac OS X

pwfile="/etc/passwd"   shadowfile="/etc/shadow"
gfile="/etc/group"
hdir="/home"

if [ "$(whoami)" != "root" ] ; then
  echo "Error: You must be root to run this command." >&2
  exit 1
fi

echo "Add new user account to $(hostname)"
echo -n "login: "     ; read login

# adjust '5000' to match the top end of your user account namespace
# because some system accounts have uid's like 65535 and similar.

uid="$(awk -F: '{ if (big < $3 && $3 < 5000) big=$3 } END { print big + 1 }' $pwfile)"
homedir=$hdir/$login

# we are giving each user their own group, so gid=uid
gid=$uid

echo -n "full name: " ; read fullname
echo -n "shell: "     ; read shell

echo "Setting up account $login for $fullname..."

echo ${login}:x:${uid}:${gid}:${fullname}:${homedir}:$shell >> $pwfile
echo ${login}:*:11647:0:99999:7::: >> $shadowfile

echo "${login}:x:${gid}:$login" >> $gfile

mkdir $homedir
cp -R /etc/skel/.[a-zA-Z]* $homedir
chmod 755 $homedir
find $homedir -print | xargs chown ${login}:$login

# setting an initial password
passwd $login

exit 0
[/quote]

Enjoy folks :)
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