[SHELL] Userlist alphabetical order

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Old 10-03-2011
Bug [SHELL] Userlist alphabetical order

Hi everyone!

I am new to the forum and have recently started working with Linux.
Quick question, I want a user list in alphabetical order as the output of a shell script.
Who can help me!?

From the netherlands Smilie
# 2  
Old 10-03-2011
what do you mean by user list? Yuo mean all the user in the system or currently logged in users?

# 3  
Old 10-03-2011
Currently i have this script below:
I mean all the user in the system.
# userlist.sh
n=1 # User number
for name in $(awk 'BEGIN{FS=":"}{print $1}' < "$PASSWORD_FILE" )
# Field separator = : ^^^^^^
# Print first field ^^^^^^^^
# Get input from password file ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
echo "USER #$n = $name"
let "n += 1"

# USER #1 = root
# USER #2 = bin
# USER #3 = daemon
# ...
# USER #30 = bozo
exit $?
# 4  
Old 10-03-2011
using cut :
cat /etc/passwd |cut -d":" -f1 |sort

using awk :
cat /etc/passwd |awk -F":" '{print $1}' |sort

# 5  
Old 10-03-2011
sort /etc/passwd | awk -F: '/^[^#]/ {print "USER #" ++U " = " $1}'

Last edited by Scott; 10-03-2011 at 06:38 AM.. Reason: Removed -t from sort
# 6  
Old 10-03-2011
one more ..
$ awk -F: '{print $1|"sort"}' /etc/passwd

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