Subject: Re: vipw creating homes
To: Emmanuel Dreyfus <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/07/2001 00:41:18
On Tue, 6 Mar 2001, 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. 

Don't put functionality into a place where it does not belong.

vipw -> edit master.passwd
create dir -> mkdir

useradd -> deal with all of it

I think having the functionality to create nonexistand (but
required) homedirs might be useful, but then as a seperate script. 

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>