Coda File System

Re: scriptable user additions/password changes?

From: Jan Harkes <>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 1999 12:31:55 -0400
On Thu, Aug 19, 1999 at 10:29:56AM -0400, I wrote:
> Looking at this sequence, Some tools could be improved:
> pdbtool:
>  - add a user _name_ to a _named_ group. The best solution would
>    probably be to `generalize' the processing of id-numbers, by allowing
>    names to be entered in places we currently expect an id. Whenever the
>    id is not a numeric value, assume it is a name, and perform a lookup.

That was easy :), I've implemented, tested and checked a new version of
the pdbtool.c file into the CVS which accepts both ids and names for the
following functions:

 'i id/name' - read info associated with id/name from the database.
 'n id/name' - (same as above, left it for compatibility with existing
 'd id/name' - delete a user or group from the database.
 'ag groupid/name id/name' - Add user/group to a group.
 'rg groupid/name id/name' - Remove user/group from a group.

> au:
>  - Accept on the commandline:
>      au nu <adminname> <username> <userpassword> [<userinfo>]
>    And only query for the administrator's password. This way the
>    password doesn't need to be stored in the script.
> createvol_rep:
>  - Accept a dumpday on the commandline. If dayname is None, no backups,
>    and when not specified query like we do now.

Anyone interested in fixing these up?

Received on 1999-08-19 12:33:00