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NAMEuser.eclass - user management in ebuilds
DESCRIPTIONThe user eclass contains a suite of functions that allow ebuilds to quickly make sure users in the installed system are sane.
- enewuser <user> [-F] [-M] [uid] [shell] [homedir] [groups]
Same as enewgroup, you are not required to understand how to properly add
a user to the system. The only required parameter is the username.
Default uid is (pass -1 for this) next available, default shell is
/bin/false, default homedir is /dev/null, and there are no default groups.
If -F is passed, enewuser will always enforce specified UID and fail if it can not be assigned. If -M is passed, enewuser does not create the home directory if it does not exist.
- enewgroup <group> [gid]
This function does not require you to understand how to properly add a
group to the system. Just give it a group name to add and enewgroup will
do the rest. You may specify the gid for the group or allow the group to
allocate the next available one.
If -F is passed, enewgroup will always enforce specified GID and fail if it can not be assigned.
- esethome <user> <homedir>
- Update the home directory in a platform-agnostic way. Required parameters is the username and the new home directory. Specify -1 if you want to set home to the enewuser default of /dev/null. If the new home directory does not exist, it is created. Any previously existing home directory is NOT moved.
- esetshell <user> <shell>
- Update the shell in a platform-agnostic way. Required parameters is the username and the new shell. Specify -1 if you want to set shell to platform-specific nologin.
- esetcomment <user> <comment>
- Update the comment field in a platform-agnostic way. Required parameters is the username and the new comment.
- esetgroups <user> <groups>
- Update the group field in a platform-agnostic way. Required parameters is the username and the new list of groups, primary group first.
Michał Górny <firstname.lastname@example.org> (NetBSD)
REPORTING BUGSPlease report bugs via https://bugs.gentoo.org/
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Time: 12:27:01 GMT, June 05, 2020