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List all system users

Terminal - List all system users
~<press tab twice>
2009-05-12 17:33:33
User: lv4tech
List all system users


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Doesn't work on bash 3.2 (linux or darwin)

Comment by goodevilgenius 310 weeks and 6 days ago

works on gentoo

Comment by JesusSuperstar 310 weeks and 6 days ago

A more universal way to list all users:

awk -F: '{print $1}' /etc/passwd
Comment by zzrrider 310 weeks and 6 days ago

Why would it work on gentoo, and not debian or ubuntu?

There must be a different default configuration for gentoo.

Comment by goodevilgenius 310 weeks and 6 days ago

It works on Ubuntu (bash 3.2.39).

Comment by cammarin 310 weeks and 5 days ago

Interesting, but who cares about those system accounts and their weird home directories? Just open up /etc/passwd. How about 'ls /home' instead to get the users that matter.

Comment by bwoodacre 310 weeks and 5 days ago

ls /home does not give the same list. Doing the awk command puts the list in one long column, which was longer than my screen. This is a good command that gives a formatted list.

Comment by xizdaqrian 310 weeks and 4 days ago

What about:

getent passwd |cut -d: -f1


Comment by unefunge 230 weeks and 5 days ago

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