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List of All Users Stored in Variable

I'm trying to get a list of all users on the system, store the list in a variable, then find all the files of a certain extension owned by each of the users.

The command I use to get the list is
getent passwd | cut -d: -f1 | sort

and this works just fine. However, if I try to store it in a variable, using
users=$(getent passwd | cut -d: -f1 | sort)

the list isn't complete. If I type

, I only get a fraction of the list.

Any thoughts? I'm stumped!
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What does echo $users show?

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