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       lnewusers - Create new user accounts


       lnewusers [OPTION]...


       Creates new user accounts using data read from standard input.

       The input data consits of lines, each line has 7 colon-separated fields:

       User Name

       Plaintext Password

       User ID
              lnewusers refuses to create users with user ID 0 (the root user ID).

       Group  If  this field is a valid group ID, it is interpreted as a group ID, otherwise as a
              group name.  If the field is empty, a group name equal to user name is used.

              If the specified group does not exist, it is automatically created.  If  the  group
              is  specified  with  a group ID, the created group has group name equal to the user

       GECOS  The GECOS field  is  traditionally  used  to  store  user's  real  name  and  other

       Home Directory
              If  this  field  is  empty,  a  default  specified  by  libuser  configuration,  or
              /home/username if libuser configuration does not specify a default, is used.

       Login Shell
              If this field is empty, a default specified by libuser configuration is used.

       Errors in user specifications are reported and processing continues on the next line.


       -f, --file=file
              Read account data from file instead of standard input.

       -i, --interactive
              Ask all questions when connecting to the user database, even if default answers are
              set up in libuser configuration.

       -M, --nocreatehome
              Don't create home directories.

       -n, --nocreatemail
              Don't create mail spool files.


       The  exit  status  is 0 on success, nonzero on fatal error.  Errors in user specifications
       are not reflected in the exit status.