pw create home dir issue

Peter Boosten peter at
Tue Apr 22 08:23:31 UTC 2008

Unga wrote:
> Hi
> I cannot get the pw to create a new user's home
> directory. Here is what I used:
> pw -V /etc useradd -n test \
> 	-c "Test User" -b /home/ \
> 	-G "wheel,operator" -m -M 0700 \
> 	-k /etc/skel/ -s /usr/local/bin/bash
> It creates the user without user's home directory.
> Once home directory is created manually, the account
> can be used. I don't have a /etc/pw.conf. I also used
> -d /home/, but it still doesn't create the home
> directory.

I use it without the slash:

adduser -d /home -q -s /usr/local/bin/rzsh

Works like charm


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