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Lists all usernames in alphabetical order

Terminal - Lists all usernames in alphabetical order
cut -d: -f1 /etc/passwd | sort
2011-12-20 10:46:52
User: dan
Functions: cut
Lists all usernames in alphabetical order


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
awk -F ':' '{print $1 | "sort";}' /etc/passwd
2011-12-20 12:46:52
User: atoponce
Functions: awk
Tags: sort awk users

Save some CPU, and some PIDs. :)

getent passwd | cut -d: -f1 | sort
cut -d: -f1 /etc/passwd | sort

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What others think

cat overload! cut overload!

$ sort -t : -k 1,1 /etc/passwd

Comment by mpb 170 weeks and 3 days ago

Nice, but this shows all fields, not just the usernames.

Comment by dan 170 weeks and 3 days ago


cut -d: -f1 /etc/passwd | sort
Comment by flatcap 170 weeks and 3 days ago

Thanks @flatcap, I've modified the command.

Comment by dan 170 weeks and 1 day ago

@ flatcap:

sort -t : -k 1,1 /etc/passwd | awk -F: '{print $1}'
Comment by mpb 170 weeks ago

Your point of view

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