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RE: mkpasswd takes 18 hours to finish!
- From: "Harig, Mark A." <maharig at idirect dot net>
- To: "rotaiv" <rotaiv at biapo dot com>,<cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 16:39:50 -0400
- Subject: RE: mkpasswd takes 18 hours to finish!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rotaiv [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Friday, September 13, 2002 4:25 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> 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
> >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
> Only reason I brought this up is because the original poster
> 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.
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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