Linux : create a user if not exists
clp2 at rebertia.com
Tue Aug 16 04:04:11 EDT 2011
On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 12:45 AM, smain kahlouch <smainklh at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm learning the python language and i'm trying to create a user if it is
> not found in the system.
> I figured it out by doing the following thing :
>>>> def finduser(user):
> ... for line in open('/etc/passwd'):
> ... if line.startswith(user):
> ... print user, "user exists"
> ... return True
> ... return False
> But i think it's a dirty way to do so. Is there another way to manage users
> with python ?
You can replace the /etc/passwd parsing with a call to pwd.getpwnam():
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