Fwd: About *pwent() functions

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Wed Jan 21 14:48:20 PST 2004

On Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at 02:31:12PM -0800, Gabor Esperon wrote:
> I need some function to add a user to the system,
> something like the addpwent implemented in pw(8) user
> and program but freebsd only have functions like:

There aren't functions to add user accounts via a C api in the
standard FreeBSD system libraries.  There are various applications
that will do the job for you -- pw(8) is probably the best choice --
and it shouldn't be too hard to fork(2) and execve(2) it
with an appropriate set of command line arguments.

Or if you know that you're using the local password file, then you can
write code that locks master.passwd, appends a line with the correct
data, unlocks it and runs pwd_mkdb(8).



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