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Old 10-17-2001
Question Admintool


Does anyone here know where I can find out what commands admintool runs while adding a new user and setting up the account? Reason being is the script I am writting, I can add the user create the path. But it wont set the path for the user. The password well it wont add without interaction from the user, which isn't what I want.

Also after creating a user in my script I had a look at all the files it called and created. Then created a user in admintool the looked at all the files it created. Well there is a huge difference in what was done between the two.

Simple things like the .Xauthority, .dtprofile and so on. I need to know all the manual commands that admintool uses to create those, and how its created. I want to be able to do what admintool does including all the background tasks without having to use the graphical interface. Just all run smooth in the background.

If anyone has any idea's please let me know and thanks in advanced.

I'm mainly just after where documentation can be found on how to do this because I haven't been able to find anything that can help me out all the way.

Once again thanks for those who can help me.

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Old 10-18-2001
You have to play around with the 'useradd' command.

man useradd.

Also there is an original directory in /etc/skel

All the files in there should be copied manually when you add a new user.
That is what the admintool does, but not only
After the new user logs in for the first time, XAuthority and some other file are created.
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