How to create automatic profiles

Adrian Ho lexfiend at
Fri Jun 8 08:53:09 PDT 2001

On Fri, 8 Jun 2001, Stephen Bosch wrote:

> There is another parameter that nobody seems to have mentioned yet (and
> what I was thinking of when I said that "useradd can be configured to
> automatically create directories") and that is found in /etc/login.defs.

There's a reason it's not in the default login.defs, BTW...

> You can add a parameter to /etc/login.defs like so:
> I could be wrong but I think this is a generic option.

Nope, it's a RedHat-ism.  Stock useradd actually spits out a message
suggesting '-m' instead.  8-)

Adrian Ho   lexfiend at

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