Subject: Re: vipw creating homes
To: Emmanuel Dreyfus <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/06/2001 15:18:34 (Emmanuel Dreyfus) writes:
> > Why not leave home directory creation to useradd and similar tools and
> > leave vipw in its good old state...
> Because IMHO vipw is far more user friendly than useradd. And my
> proposal is just an option, not a mandatory behavior.

vipw, as far as I can tell, currently doesn't take any options and
further doesn't even attempt to provide any of the functionality you
describe, or anything related to it.

It's just _not_ the right place to put this, even if this is in fact a
generally useful behaviour.  (I think you've had several people
question even that, including myself.)