SUMMARY: Re: Shell Script to add multiple users with same password

From: Simran Hansrai <>
Date: Tue Feb 25 2003 - 22:29:57 EST
Much thanks to eveyones response regarding this question.  I have 
included the small script that I wrote to take care of this problem. 
 Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated.

Thanks again,



while [ $count -le $NUM2 ]
        echo "$1$count:x:$UID:1:User 
$1$count:/export/home/$1$count:/bin/sh" >> /etc/passwd
        echo "$1$count:WafjZ5pUd5j7U:::::::" >> /etc/shadow
        mkdir /export/home/$1$count
        cp /etc/skel/local.login /export/home/$1$count/.login
        cp /etc/skel/local.profile /export/home/$1$count/.profile
        cp /etc/skel/local.cshrc /export/home/$1$count/.cshrc
        chown -R $1$count:1 /export/home/$1$count
        count=`expr $count + 1`
        UID=`expr $UID + 1`

Simran Hansrai wrote:

> Hi Guys,
> I have looked everywhere but I am not able to find such a script.  Any 
> suggestions or ideas would be gratelly appreciated, or any links to 
> exsisting scripts would be perfect.
> I am trying to get a script that would do the following:
> #script r # #
> It will accept 3 arguments at the command line.  The first is just a 
> alphabet and the other 2 are numbers. 
> example:
> #script r 1021 1082
> with that command the script will create accounts for users: r1021 
> through users r1082 with the same passwords.  No error checking is 
> really needed.  Any suggestions or ideas are again very appreciated.
> Thanks in advance,
> Simran
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