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hi guys... can some one tell me what everything in etc/passwd means... or links to where i can find some useful info...
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    hi guys... can some one tell me what everything in etc/passwd means... or links to where i can find some useful info

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    In terminal/command-line, type:

    Code:
    man passwd

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    /etc/passwd is a file that contains a list of users on your system, along with their group memberships, a description of each account, and a few other things.
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    /etc/passwd syntax is
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    user.name:x:userID:groupID:comments:homedir:default.shell
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    thanx guys.... for all your help... it helped stax...

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