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USERINFO(8)			   BSD System Manager's Manual			      USERINFO(8)

NAME
     userinfo -- displays user information

SYNOPSIS
     userinfo [-e] user

DESCRIPTION
     The userinfo utility retrieves the user information from the system.  The userinfo utility
     is only available if built with EXTENSIONS.  See user(8) for more information.

     The following command line option is recognised:

     -e      Return 0 if the user exists, and non-zero if the user does not exist, on the system.
	     No information is displayed.  This form of the command is useful for scripts which
	     need to check whether a particular user name or uid is already in use on the system.

     The user argument may either be a user's name, or a uid.

EXIT STATUS
     The userinfo utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

SEE ALSO
     passwd(5), group(8), user(8), useradd(8), userdel(8)

HISTORY
     The userinfo utility first appeared in NetBSD 1.5.  It is based on the addnerd package by
     the same author.

AUTHORS
     The userinfo utility was written by Alistair G. Crooks <agc@NetBSD.org>.

BSD					November 16, 2005				      BSD
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