On Wednesday 30 January 2008 20:26:20 Vince wrote: > Sean Murphy wrote: > > I have a FreeBSD 5.4 system and would like to migrate users in the > > password file with UIDs 3000 through 5000 to a FreeBSD 6.3 system on a > > running on a separate box. Is there a way to export just those users? > > hmm very roughly just a > for uid in $(jot 2001 3000); do grep $uid /etc/master.passwd > > accountstokeep.txt ; done
That's a bit loose, and forgot a dash. The following should really only get the uid's (not the gids, parts of a password, comments and what not): for uid in $(jot - 2001 3000); do \ grep -E "^[^:]+:[^:]+:$uid:" /etc/master.passwd; done This doesn't migrate home dirs, but using the above and piping to: cut -f 9 -d ':' should give you a list of home dirs to work with. -- Mel _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"