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Yes, I had a feeling some of the users would need...
Yes, I had a feeling some of the users would need to be re-instated, is why they were tentatively removed.

Just tested on Linux (using RHEL) and it handles it quite differently.

On Linux with...
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LOL. That's the cost of creating a thread here....
LOL. That's the cost of creating a thread here. Maybe I should move it to the "Unix for Dummies" forum :D
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I was just surprised that it still took the UID...
I was just surprised that it still took the UID from the passwd entry, even though the line was commented out.
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Yes. OMG. I have never seen this before. ...
Yes.

OMG. I have never seen this before.

When I added the users back, I copied them and removed the comment.

I just removed the commented line for one of them and it looks OK.

How could I...
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OK, the longer version :) A while ago I was...
OK, the longer version :)

A while ago I was asked to remove some users from a production system. Rather than removing them I commented them out in /etc/passwd

i.e. # Scott - removed 16.09.12 -...
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Accidentally Changed File Ownership to Include a "Comment" [AIX]
Hi.

I've had a little mishap.

To cut a long story short, I've accidentally recursively ran chown on a directory (actually a bunch of 'em). Not a problem in itself, but I had a slight error in...
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