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Hi, Is there a tool/script that gives me a print of the total user information about there rights ? Like a blue-print of the total Linux security regarding users. What ...
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    How to check user rights ?


    Hi,

    Is there a tool/script that gives me a print of the total user information about there rights ?
    Like a blue-print of the total Linux security regarding users.
    What can they do on the system.

    Thanks!

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    afaik, there's only two types of user in Linux system: root, and normal users where root user will have a UID of 0 (Zero), unlike windows NT family - power user, backup operator, administrator, blablabla

    a file is own by a user, as well as a group, and permission is controlled thru the magical rwxrwxrwx permission.

    Goog on chmod tutorial and you'll find plenty of resources on the topic, like this or this

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    So, there is no know tool or script that is creating a report of passwd and groups together like:

    user | name | home dir | shell | member of groups:..... |etc......

    If you have a lot of users this would be handy ?

    Thanks.

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    yes, and i use webmin

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    maybe you should take a peek in /etc/passwd......
    Code:
    bin:x:1:1:bin:/bin:/bin/false
    daemon:x:2:2:daemon:/sbin:/bin/false
    adm:x:3:4:adm:/var/adm:/bin/false
    lp:x:4:7:lp:/var/spool/lpd:/bin/false
    sync:x:5:0:sync:/sbin:/bin/sync
    shutdown:x:6:0:shutdown:/sbin:/sbin/shutdown
    halt:x:7:0:halt:/sbin:/sbin/halt
    Name:UID:GID:Groups:Home dir:Shell
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    Thanks for your update, passwd and webmin ! :P

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