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

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

     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

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
     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

OpenBSD      3.6                        September     5,     2001
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