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Re: stupid problem with useradd
Thank you, it was indeed a stray link that I had overseen.
Apologies for the noise.
Michael van Elst wrote:
shadi%abou-zahra.net@localhost (Shadi Abou-Zahra) writes:
"useradd -m username" goes into recursive creation of home directories
like "/home/username/username/username ..." (NetBSD 5.0.1).
If you specify a -d homedir then useradd executes
mkdir -p homedir
otherwise it executes
mkdir -p basedir/username
where basedir is either specified with -b basedir (or base_dir basedir
in /etc/usermgmt.conf) or the literal string /home. None of this can
generate recursive directories.
The directory is then filled recursively with the content from a
skeleton directory specified with skel_dir in /etc/usermgmt.conf
or /etc/skel by default.
If the skeleton directory is the same as /home, either by specifying
skel_dir in /etc/usermgmt.conf or by some weird use of filesystem links,
you may get the observed behaviour.
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