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Unga wrote:
> Hi
> 
> I cannot get the pw to create a new user's home
> directory. Here is what I used:
> 
> pw -V /etc useradd -n test \
>       -c "Test User" -b /home/ \
>       -G "wheel,operator" -m -M 0700 \
>       -k /etc/skel/ -s /usr/local/bin/bash
> 
> It creates the user without user's home directory.
> Once home directory is created manually, the account
> can be used. I don't have a /etc/pw.conf. I also used
> -d /home/, but it still doesn't create the home
> directory.
> 
> Have I made a mistake or is there a error in pw. I use
> FreeBSD 7.0.

Hmmm.... I vaguely remember running into this around the turn of the 
millenium.  Excuse me while I dust off those neurons...

Yes -- if you use the '-V' switch to pw(8) it silently disables creating
the home directory for new accounts.  This comes up in the mailing lists
occasionally:

http://docs.freebsd.org/cgi/getmsg.cgi?fetch=2108497+0+archive/2001/freebsd-questions/20011028.freebsd-questions
http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/2003-August/016200.html

Since the default location for the password files is /etc, you don't
need the '-V /etc' switch at all -- omit that, and you should find that
user home directories get created for you.

        Cheers,

        Matthew

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