Top Forums UNIX for Beginners Questions & Answers [Tip] Housekeeping Tasks Made Easy - User Home directories and Leftover Files Post 303037287 by bakunin on Monday 29th of July 2019 08:45:16 AM
Originally Posted by MadeInGermany
1. scanning "unowned" homedirs for recently accessed files. If nothing found, delete. If something found, display it and stop the search - and do not delete.
Yes, that is another possible solution. A problem could be that users put things in their homedir crontab and so some files get regularly accessed even if the accounts are deleted. If this or my solution is better is perhaps depending on the environment you work in, policies in place and - last but not least - personal taste. The real point, though, is to take care of (removed users) data in some way in specific and to not let accumulate data waste on the system in general.

Originally Posted by MadeInGermany
2. scanning shared project directories in "deepest first fashion" (find -depth), and assign each "unowned" directory to the owner of its parent directory.
This is a very good idea! I will update the above script eventually when i find time.

I hope this helps.

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lppasswd(1)						      Easy Software Products						       lppasswd(1)

lppasswd - add, change, or delete digest passwords. SYNOPSIS
lppasswd [ -a ] [ -g groupname ] [ -x ] [ username ] DESCRIPTION
lppasswd adds, changes, or deletes passwords in the CUPS digest password file, passwd.md5. When run by a normal user, lppasswd will prompt for the old and new passwords. When run by the super-user, lppasswd can add new accounts (-a username), change existing accounts (user- name), or delete accounts (-x username) in the digest password file. Digest usernames do not have to match local UNIX usernames, but only UNIX usernames are supported by the CUPS client programs (lp(1), lpr(1), etc.) The -g option specifies a group other than the system group - "sys", "system", or "root", depending on the operating system. SECURITY ISSUES
The lppasswd command is installed setuid to root. While every attempt has been made to make it secure against exploits that could grant super-user priviledges to unpriviledged users, paranoid system administrators may wish to disable or change the ownership of the program to an unpriviledged account. SEE ALSO
lp(1), lpr(1), CUPS Software Administrators Manual, CUPS Software Users Manual, http://localhost:631/documentation.html COPYRIGHT
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