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RE: mkpasswd takes 18 hours to finish!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: rotaiv []
> Sent: Friday, September 13, 2002 4:25 PM
> To:
> Subject: RE: mkpasswd takes 18 hours to finish!
> At 9/13/2002  02:54 PM, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> >Yes, but the original poster's problem was that his username 
> was not in
> >the default domain.  Thus, your solution won't work.
> You are correct - missed that point.  Sorry.
> >This is not true.
> >
> >Specifying both the username and the domain name results in 
> extracting
> >just that one user from the domain (as can be plainly seen 
> from the source
> >of mkpasswd.c).
> >
> >It may be that the order of arguments matters, and that the 
> correct way to
> >specify the username and the domain would be
> >         mkpasswd -u MY_USER_ID -d MY_DOMAIN >> /etc/passwd
> >but the point remains the same.
> Once again, correct if you use the second syntax.  For some 
> reason, putting 
> the -d before -u causes to list all users whereas putting -u 
> before -d only 
> lists the single user.  I fail to see why the order of the 
> switches should 
> be import but apparently it is.
> >The last point is true, but, as far as I could see, was not 
> disputed by
> >anyone.
> Only reason I brought this up is because the original poster 
> highlighted 
> the fact it took 18 hours so time was a consideration.  By 
> enumerating all 
> users then using grep, it would still take the same amount of 
> time.  Clearly, if you only want a single user, the '-u -d' 
> combination is 
> the most efficient.
> Regards,
> rotaiv.

Perhaps this could be made plain in the Cygwin-specific
manual page for mkpasswd?  (Clearly, my knowledge of it
was many releases old.)


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