[CentOS] Determine next UID number

Bowie Bailey Bowie_Bailey at BUC.com
Wed Oct 13 16:40:18 EDT 2010


 On 10/13/2010 4:22 PM, Terry Polzin wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-10-13 at 20:09 +0000, Joseph L. Casale wrote:
>>> Is there an equivalent in CentOS?
>> cat /etc/passwd |cut -d ":" -f 3 |sort -n NEXTUID=`expr $LASTUID + 1`
>>
>> ;)
> LASTUID=`cat /etc/passwd |grep -v nologin|cut -d ":" -f 3 |sort -n |
> tail -1`; NEXTUID=`expr $LASTUID + 1`; echo $NEXTUID

That assumes the highest UID number has a login shell...

-- 
Bowie


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