List all system users

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By: lv4tech
2009-05-12 17:33:33

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Doesn't work on bash 3.2 (linux or darwin)
goodevilgenius · 474 weeks and 5 days ago
works on gentoo
JesusSuperstar · 474 weeks and 5 days ago
A more universal way to list all users: awk -F: '{print $1}' /etc/passwd
zzrrider · 474 weeks and 5 days ago
Why would it work on gentoo, and not debian or ubuntu? There must be a different default configuration for gentoo.
goodevilgenius · 474 weeks and 5 days ago
It works on Ubuntu (bash 3.2.39).
cammarin · 474 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.
bwoodacre · 474 weeks and 4 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.
xizdaqrian · 474 weeks and 4 days ago
What about: getent passwd |cut -d: -f1 ?
unefunge · 394 weeks and 5 days ago

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