How to copy only skeleton files while creating a existing
user's homes directory?
jonathan+freebsd-questions at hst.org.za
Fri Jan 16 03:45:27 PST 2009
On Friday 16 January 2009 12:48:38 O. Hartmann wrote:
> 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.
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