[ILUG] Changing a users home directory with passwd
redgiant+ilug at redbrick.dcu.ie
Tue May 21 02:25:12 IST 2002
On Tue, May 21, 2002 at 02:19:42AM +0100, kevin lyda wrote:
> > Besides, in a fit of been a pendant because it's 2 in the morning and I'm
> > in literal mode, the above one-liner will match lines that have guest as a
> > subset of the username like guestftp, guestshell, guestsamba, guesttemp
> > and so on. Unlikely he has such users, but possible
> yes, but easily solved:
> perl -pi -e 's":/home/guest(:[^:]*)$":/local/guest$1"' /etc/passwd
> but chsh or other solutions are better.
If such tools exist! For example Solaris 8 doesn't ship with chsh...
though I have seen some chsh ports from other OSs...
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