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Date:      Fri, 16 Jan 2009 10:48:38 +0000
From:      "O. Hartmann" <>
Subject:   How to copy only skeleton files while creating a existing user's homes directory?
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I have the following situation:

Users are stored in OpenLDAP. I need to create homes directories on new 
machine memebers in the pool of workstations and do not want the usage 
of an automated creation of loggin in user via pam_mkhomedir. Creation 
should be done manually.
My question: is it possible to use a FreeBSD tool/command like 'pw(8)' 
only for copying and initiating an existant user's home?

I tried simply pw useradd USER -m -b /homes/ for that purpose, but pw 
errors me saying the user USER already exists (is a OpenLDAP user).

Thanks in advance,

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