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Old 04-27-2010
Determining if user is local-user in /etc/passwd or LDAP user

Besides doing some shell-script which loops through /etc/passwd, I was wondering if there was some command that would tell me, like an enhanced version of getent.

The Operating system is Solaris 10 (recent-ish revision) using Sun DS for LDAP.
# 2  
Old 04-27-2010
ldaplist passwd username

will tell if the user is defined in the ldap backend. It doesn't sort out the case where the user is defined in both /etc/passwd and ldap though.
# 3  
Old 04-27-2010
grep '^username' /etc/passwd

Will list that user's line in /etc/passwd. Check nsswitch.conf as well to see where your machine tries to resolve uids from.

Last edited by ilikecows; 04-27-2010 at 09:49 PM.. Reason: For some reason in the code section I spelled out password.
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Old 04-27-2010
Originally Posted by ilikecows
grep '^username' /etc/password

Will list that user's line in /etc/passwd.
That should be:
grep '^username:' /etc/password

# 5  
Old 04-27-2010
/etc/passwd no "word" in passwd....
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Old 04-28-2010
Ouch, I missed that one, here is the right command:
grep '^username:' /etc/passwd

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