Skip site navigation (1)Skip section navigation (2)
Date:      Fri, 16 Jan 2009 13:45:16 +0200
From:      Jonathan McKeown <>
Subject:   Re: How to copy only skeleton files while creating a existing user's homes directory?
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <>
References:  <>

Next in thread | Previous in thread | Raw E-Mail | Index | Archive | Help
On Friday 16 January 2009 12:48:38 O. Hartmann wrote:
> Hello,
> 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).

Try usermod instead of useradd.


Want to link to this message? Use this URL: <>