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Date:      Fri, 16 Jan 2009 13:45:16 +0200
From:      Jonathan McKeown <jonathan+freebsd-questions@hst.org.za>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: How to copy only skeleton files while creating a existing user's homes directory?
Message-ID:  <200901161345.16683.jonathan+freebsd-questions@hst.org.za>
In-Reply-To: <49706606.6060304@zedat.fu-berlin.de>
References:  <49706606.6060304@zedat.fu-berlin.de>

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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.

Jonathan



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