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FreeBSD adduser patch

Started by William Grim, 2003-12-28T03:06:49-06:00 (Sunday)

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William Grim


I wrote a patch for the "adduser" utility on FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE.  I sent a PR to the FreeBSD team to try to get this officially added to the release; you can see the PR here.

Anyway, the patch lets you create home directories with permissions other than 0755 by default.  Go to http://snow.cs.siue.edu/~unix/adduser/ and get both adduser.sh.diff and adduser.8.diff.

You are free to get the shell binary and man page I have there, but I don't know if they will be doing updates to adduser any time soon (probably not).

Once you have these somewhere, do "patch /usr/sbin/adduser adduser.sh.diff && gunzip /usr/share/man/man8/adduser.8.gz && patch /usr/share/man/man8/adduser.8 adduser.8 && gzip /usr/share/man/man8/adduser.8".  Now you will have an updated adduser script and man page for it.

Let me know how this works for you!
William Grim
IT Associate, Morgan Stanley