Batch creating linux accounts

Stéphane Bruno sbruno at
Tue Jan 17 14:59:22 UTC 2006

Why not? I am ready to explore the different alternatives I could have. 
For example, is there a way to force passwd to setup a password for an 
account in an uninteractive way?


Chris Norman wrote:

>Some sort of bash script?
>Chris Norman
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>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Stéphane Bruno" <sbruno at>
>To: <fedora-list at>
>Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2006 6:32 AM
>Subject: Batch creating linux accounts
>I need to create about 3000 user accounts on a Linux box (Fedora Core 4
>or Red Hat Enterprise Linux). Is there a tool that allows you to create
>those accounts programmatically, with the usernames and passwords taken
>from a text file, for example?

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