[CentOS] Determine next UID number

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Wed Oct 13 16:48:40 EDT 2010


Bowie Bailey wrote:
>  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...

And that there's not nobody with a UID of 65k

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