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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for usermod (netbsd section 8)

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

NAME
     usermod -- modify user login information

SYNOPSIS
     usermod [-FmoSv] [-C yes/no] [-c comment] [-d home-dir] [-e expiry-time] [-f inactive-time]
	     [-G secondary-group] [-g gid | name | =uid] [-L login-class] [-l new-login]
	     [-p password] [-s shell] [-u uid] user

DESCRIPTION
     The usermod utility modifies user login information on the system.

     Default values are taken from the information provided in the /etc/usermgmt.conf file,
     which, if running as root, is created using the built-in defaults if it does not exist.

     See user(8) for more information about EXTENSIONS.

     After setting any defaults, and then reading values from /etc/usermgmt.conf, the following
     command line options are processed:

     -C yes/no
	     Enable user accounts to be temporary locked/closed.  The yes/no operand can be given
	     as ``yes'' to lock the account or ``no'' to unlock the account.

     -c comment
	     Set the comment field (also, for historical reasons known as the GECOS field) for
	     the user.	The comment field will typically include the user's full name and, per-
	     haps, contact information for the user.

     -d home-directory
	     Set the home directory without populating it; if the -m option is specified, tries
	     to move the old home directory to home-directory.

     -e expiry-time
	     Set the time at which the account expires.  This can be used to implement password
	     aging.  It should be entered in the form ``month day year'', where month is the
	     month name (the first three characters are sufficient), day is the day of the month,
	     and year is the year.  Time in seconds since the epoch (UTC) is also valid.  A value
	     of 0 can be used to disable this feature.	This value can be preset for all users
	     using the expire field in the /etc/usermgmt.conf file.  See usermgmt.conf(5) for
	     more details.

     -F      Force the user to change their password upon next login.

     -f inactive-time
	     Set the time at which the password expires.  See the -e option.

     -G secondary-group
	     Specify a secondary group to which the user will be added in the /etc/group file.
	     The secondary-group may be a comma-delimited list for multiple groups.  Or the
	     option may be repeated for multiple groups.  (16 groups maximum.)

     -g gid | name | =uid
	     Give the group name or identifier to be used for the user's primary group.  If this
	     is '=uid', then a uid and gid will be picked which are both unique and the same, and
	     a line will be added to /etc/group to describe the new group.  This value can be
	     preset for all users by using the group field in the /etc/usermgmt.conf file.  See
	     usermgmt.conf(5) for more details.

     -L login-class
	     Set the login class for the user.	See login.conf(5) for more information on user
	     login classes.  This value can be preset for all users by using the class field in
	     the /etc/usermgmt.conf file.  See usermgmt.conf(5) for more details.  This option is
	     included if built with EXTENSIONS.

     -l new-user
	     Give the new user name.  It can consist of alphanumeric characters and the charac-
	     ters '.', '-', and '_'.

     -m      Move the home directory from its old position to the new one.  If -d is not speci-
	     fied, the new-user argument of the -l option is used; one of -d and -l is needed.

     -o      Allow duplicate uids to be given.

     -p password
	     Specify an already-encrypted password for the user.  This password can then be
	     changed by using the chpass(1) utility.  This value can be preset for all users by
	     using the password field in the /etc/usermgmt.conf file.  See usermgmt.conf(5) for
	     more details.  This option is included if built with EXTENSIONS.

     -S      Allow samba user names with a trailing dollar sign to be modified.  This option is
	     included if built with EXTENSIONS.

     -s shell
	     Specify the login shell for the user.  This value can be preset for all users by
	     using the shell field in the /etc/usermgmt.conf file.  See usermgmt.conf(5) for more
	     details.

     -u uid  Specify a new uid for the user.  Boundaries for this value can be preset for all
	     users by using the range field in the /etc/usermgmt.conf file.  See usermgmt.conf(5)
	     for more details.

     -v      Enable verbose mode - explain the commands as they are executed.  This option is
	     included if built with EXTENSIONS.

     Once the information has been verified, usermod uses pwd_mkdb(8) to update the user data-
     base.  This is run in the background.  At very large sites this can take several minutes.
     Until this update is completed, the password file is unavailable for other updates and the
     new information is not available to programs.

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

FILES
     /etc/usermgmt.conf

SEE ALSO
     chpass(1), group(5), passwd(5), usermgmt.conf(5), pwd_mkdb(8), user(8), useradd(8),
     userdel(8)

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

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

BSD					 January 13, 2009				      BSD


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