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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     user - manage user login information on the system

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     user   add   -D   [-b   base-dir]   [-e   expiry-time]   [-f
inactive-time]
          [-g gid/name/=uid] [-L login-class] [-r low..high]
     user  add  [-mov]  [-G  secondary-group]  [-b  base-dir] [-c
comment]
          [-d home-dir] [-e expiry-time] [-f  inactive-time]  [-g
gid/name/=uid]
          [-k   skel-dir]  [-L  login-class]  [-p  password]  [-r
low..high]
          [-s shell] [-u uid] user
     user del -D [-p preserve-value]
     user del [-prv] user
     user info [-ev] user
     user  mod  [-mov]  [-G  secondary-group]  [-c  comment]  [-d
home-dir]
          [-e expiry-time] [-f inactive-time] [-g gid/name/=uid]
          [-L  login-class]  [-l  new-login]  [-p  password]  [-s
shell] [-u uid]
          user

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The user utility acts as a frontend to the useradd(8), usermod(8),
     userinfo(8), and userdel(8) commands.

     For  a full explanation of the options, please see the relevant manual
     page.

     The user utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error  occurs.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

     /etc/skel/.[A-z]*   Skeleton files for new user
     /etc/usermgmt.conf   Configuration  file  for user, group(8)
and those backend
 commands

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

      
      
     chpass(1),  group(5),  passwd(5),  usermgmt.conf(5),   useradd(8), userdel(8),
     userinfo(8), usermod(8)

STANDARDS    [Toc]    [Back]

     Other   implementations   of  the  user  utilities  use  the
inactive-time parameter
 to refer to the maximum number of days  allowed  between
logins (this
     is used to lock "stale" accounts that have not been used for
a period of
     time).  However, on OpenBSD systems  this  parameter  refers
instead to the
     password  change  time.   This  is due to differences in the
passwd(5)
     database compared to other operating systems.

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The user utility first appeared in OpenBSD 2.7.

AUTHORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The  user  utility  was  written  by  Alistair   G.   Crooks
<agc@NetBSD.org>.

OpenBSD      3.6                        September     5,     2001
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