[K12OSN] deleting a 1000 users

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Wed Jun 9 19:28:40 UTC 2004

On Wed, 2004-06-09 at 13:18, Glenn Arnold wrote:
> Thanks Les! For the tip on pwck.  I ran it and fixed several errors.
> Here is the output from terminal.  Now I have a couple of questions.
> Like the user adm directory /var/adm does not exist shouldn't these
> directories all ready exist?  I have some teachers who help me create
> accounts on the server with Webmin and some times they create the
> accounts with Capital letters.  Should all user accounts be in lower
> case letters?  I know the accounts work even though pwck gives errors.

Home directories are only needed if someone actually logs into that
account.  Many of the system accounts aren't used for logins but just
separate ownership of different tasks and related files.  I'd stick
to lowercase usernames if possible.  Most things don't care but
email will try to lowercase the local part of the address for delivery
and it used to be that if someone typed their login in character
mode in all caps the system assumed that their terminal was
uppercase only and started translating everything to uppercase for
you - that's gone now, though.

  Les Mikesell
    les at futuresource.com

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