Custom adduser function...
Channel21 Python Team
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Wed May 10 21:37:56 CEST 2000
if I pass it the crypted passwd, how do I know what to salt it with?
> From: Jeff Bauer[SMTP:jbauer at rubic.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2000 2:49 PM
> To: Channel21 Python Team
> Cc: 'python-list at python.org'
> Subject: Re: Custom adduser function...
> Channel21 Python Team wrote:
> > for some reason, the -p option does not actually
> > set the password to what we think it is. I.E., if
> > you run "/usr/sbin/useradd -p passwordval usernameval"
> > it doesn't actually set the password to passwordval...
> Ah, the useradd command wants the encrypted [crypt(3)]
> password passed in as an argument. You can modify
> the earlier code to pass in the encrypted password
> or create the account without a password and use
> os.popen to set it via the passwd command.
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