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RE: When was an user added to the system?



Linux does not store file creation time


> -----Original Message-----
> From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com 
> [mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Wang, Mary Y
> Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 2:58 PM
> To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
> Subject: RE: When was an user added to the system? 
> 
> Thanks for the info.  When I added a new user, a home 
> directory will be automatically created for the user.  
> 
> However, I thought when an user did some updates in his/her 
> directory, the timestamp on that directory reflects the time 
> those changes were made, and not necessary the time when the 
> user was added to the system.
> 
> 
> Maybe I'm missing something here. 
> 
> Mary
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Krishnaprasad_K Dell com [mailto:Krishnaprasad_K Dell com]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 12:33 AM
> To: redhat-list redhat com
> Subject: RE: When was an user added to the system? 
> 
> This may not be the right answer. But might be useful
> 
> When you add a new user, a home directory also will be 
> created by default if you don't mention -M with useradd.
> 
> You can check when the home directory is created in /home and 
> this will be same as the time when user is created.
> 
> Thanks,
> Krishnaprasad
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com
> [mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Wang, Mary Y
> Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 12:51 PM
> To: redhat-list redhat com
> Subject: When was an user added to the system? 
> 
> Hi,
> 
>  
> 
> I used 'useradd' to create a new for my Redhat system.  Is 
> there a command that I can find out when this user was added 
> to the system?
> 
>  
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Mary Wang
> 
>  
> 
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