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Old 12-04-2009
Shell script problem

Hello. I am trying to make this shell script bellow work on my server wich should take the names in newacc.cvs and add them to the system. For each user the script should ask me to enter a password for the user im adding and then add them to the system, however my current solution do not work atm as when i run the script it dont stop to let me enter a password at all at the passwd echo, it just runs past it :/ do someone know how to make this work?

Example from newacc.cvs

maria;jones
andreas;öring

Script
Code:
#!/bin/sh

if [ "$#" == "0" ]
then

cat newacc.cvs | while IFS=';'  read firstname surname;
do

    useradd $firstname -m
    echo  added $firstname to the system
    passwd $firstname
    cd /home/$firstname/
    maildirmake.courier Maildir
    echo Maildir Created for $firstname


done
  exit 0

# 2  
Old 12-04-2009
use read command
go through the man page of read command
# 3  
Old 12-04-2009
I tryed to do a read before i did the current "passwd" solution but the same thing happens, it just runs past it not lettning me write anyting :/

Edit:

I did try it again with read, but as i said erlier it do not stop to let me type in anyting, it just runs the script and then ends, why? Smilie


Code:
#!/bin/sh

if [ "$#" == "0" ]
then

cat test.cvs | while IFS=';'  read firstname surname;
do

   #useradd $firstname -m
    echo  added $firstname to the system
    read password
    echo $password
    cd /home/$firstname/
    maildirmake.courier Maildir
    echo Maildir Created for $firstname

done
  exit 0
fi


Last edited by ryzzaze; 12-04-2009 at 02:19 AM..
# 4  
Old 12-04-2009
can you post the commands which you tried using read???
# 5  
Old 12-04-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by vidyadhar85
can you post the commands which you tried using read???
i just edited my post above, but what ive tryed using is

read password
echo $password

aswell as

read -p "Enter your password" PASS
echo $PASS
# 6  
Old 12-04-2009
can you run it as sh -x scriptname
and post the o/p
# 7  
Old 12-04-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by vidyadhar85
can you run it as sh -x scriptname
and post the o/p
Tallgeese:/test# sh -x test.sh
+ '[' 0 == 0 ']'
+ cat test.cvs
+ IFS=';'
+ read firstname surname
+ echo added tobbe to the system
added tobbe to the system
+ read -p 'Enter your password' PASS
+ echo

+ cd /home/tobbe/
+ maildirmake.courier Maildir
test.sh: line 14: maildirmake.courier: kommando hittades inte
+ echo Maildir Created for tobbe
Maildir Created for tobbe
+ IFS=';'
+ read firstname surname
+ exit 0

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