Users and groups kept after a port deinstallation
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Sun May 23 06:00:00 UTC 2010
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On 23/05/2010 02:50:00, Ade Lovett wrote:
> On May 22, 2010, at 16:39 , Anonymous wrote:
>> Such unused entries in passwd add clutter. It in turn makes managing
>> users more complex. You have to remember which users are created by you
>> and which ones are created by ports.
> Irrespective of the UID/GID stuff mentioned elsewhere, merely go
> through the ports tree and add (or append) "(created by ports)" to the
> GECOS field of any such created users.
OpenBSD has a convention that all system user accounts start with a '_'
character. There are a few accounts in UIDs that have adopted that, but
no great stampede to adopt the idea despite most people agreeing with it.
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate
Kent, CT11 9PW
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