What invokes cricket on FreeBSD

Maciej Milewski milu at dat.pl
Thu Sep 3 14:52:32 UTC 2009

Dnia czwartek, 3 września 2009 o 14:25:32 stan napisał(a):
> Now, to do so I need to be the cricket
> user, so I tried to su - cricket. I was told that this user was not
> avaialble. Looking in /etc/passwd. I found that this users shell was listed
> as /usr/sbin/nologin. I edited /etc/paswd to change this to /nin/sh, but I
> still get the smae error message when I try to su to that user.
> What do I need to change to be able to su to this suer, and might this be
> the reason tha it's crontab entry is notbeing run?
Do not edit /etcpasswd to change shell. Use command:
chpass -s /bin/shell username
Or if you really want to do it manually rebuild it through pwd_mkdb. More info 
as always in excelent FreeBSD manpages.

Maciej Milewski

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