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Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers Auto Login Post 32170 by merlin on Wednesday 20th of November 2002 01:19:48 AM
Old 11-20-2002
Question Auto Login

Hey all,

I'm trying to configure a system so when it reboots it'll automatically log as a user I have selected. I've never done this nor' as I to sure on how to. This is teh best I have found on teh web and well I've changed a few things. but does anyone who has done this know if it'll work or what?

In the /etc/inittab file set the initdefault to 4,
then create a directory /etc/rc4.d so on boot up it'll be there when it looks for it. (follow the s3 process),
Then create a file to go in /etc/rc4.d/S99sulogin or S99login.

I don't know if that would work. Would it work? I got no idea.

If it would work how would I go about writting the script? (I'm hopeless on scripts still learning them)

Does anyone know of any better ways of going about doing what I want to?

Oh yeah the O/S is Solaris 7 and I don't mind if I crash the system in trying so throw ahead all your idea'a but just mention if you think it'll crash the system so I can try some others before. Well the ones I think that wont crash the system anyway Smilie

Thanks for teh help if someone can help

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chsh(1) 						      General Commands Manual							   chsh(1)

chsh - change default login shell SYNOPSIS
login-name [shell] login-name [shell] login-name [shell] login-name [shell] DESCRIPTION
The command changes the login-shell for a user's login name in the repository (see passwd(1)). The DCE repository is only available if Integrated Login has been configured; see auth.adm(1M). If Integrated Login has been configured, other considerations apply. A user with appropriate DCE privileges is capable of modifying a user's shell; this is not dependent upon superuser privileges. If the repository is not specified (as in [login-name]), the login shell is changed in the file only. Run after running to make sure the information was processed correctly. Notes The command is a hard link to the command. When is executed, actually the command gets executed with appropriate arguments to change the user login shell in the repository specified in command line. If no repository is specified, the login shell is changed in the file. Arguments login-name A login name of a user. shell The absolute path name of a shell. If the file exists, the new login shell must be listed in that file. Otherwise, you can specify one of the standard shells listed in the getusershell(3C) manual entry. If shell is omitted, it defaults to the POSIX shell, Options The following option is recognized: Specify the repository to which the operation is to be applied. Supported repositories include and Security Restrictions You must have appropriate privileges to use the optional login-name argument to change another user's login shell. NETWORKING FEATURES
NFS File can be implemented as a Network Information Service (NIS) database. EXAMPLES
To change the login shell for user to the default: To change the login shell for user to the C shell: To change the login shell for user to the Korn shell in the DCE registry: WARNINGS
If two or more users try to write the file at the same time, a passwd locking mechanism was devised. If this locking fails after subse- quent retrying, terminates. AUTHOR
was developed by HP and the University of California, Berkeley. FILES
chfn(1), csh(1), ksh(1), passwd(1), sh(1), sh-posix(1), getusershell(3C), pam(3), passwd(4), shells(4). chsh(1)

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