[CentOS] Sorting of passwd/group files
tengel at fluid.com
Fri Mar 31 17:11:05 UTC 2006
Tony Schreiner wrote:
> sort -t: +0 /etc/passwd >outfile-byname
> sort -t: -n +2 /etc/passwd >outfile-byuid
I concur Kai, I use this method as well. Sometimes doing it by hand is a
lot faster than a silly GUI app. :)
> for what purpose do you need this?
I can't speak for Kai, but here I have ranges of UIDs that are not very
manageable via GUI tools (ie 1000 -> 1999 for employees, 2000 -> 2999
for permanent contractors, 3000 -> 3999 for temporary contractors,
ranges for services, CVS-only users, and so on and so forth).
Sorting by UID then makes it easy to glance and find the next UID in
line to feed to useradd and LDAP.
Troy Engel | Systems Engineer
Fluid Inc. | http://www.fluid.com
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