Subject: Re: vipw creating homes
To: Emmanuel Dreyfus <>
From: Erik Bertelsen <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/06/2001 22:50:02
At 22:27 +0100 06/03/01, Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:
>I've added a -h flag to my local vipw. vipw -h creates home directories
>for all users that do not have a home.
>What is your opinion about committing this change? There is one
>drawback: we should not use /nonexistent home directories in
>/etc/passwd, because vipw -h would create /nonexistent

How does this work with automounted homes? I have a feeling that putting
this into vipw gives more clutter than functionality.

Why not leave home directory creation to useradd and similar tools and
leave vipw in its good old state...

- Erik