Lists all usernames in alphabetical order

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

By: dan
2011-12-20 10:46:52

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cat overload! cut overload! $ sort -t : -k 1,1 /etc/passwd
mpb · 461 weeks and 4 days ago
Nice, but this shows all fields, not just the usernames.
dan · 461 weeks and 4 days ago
@mpb: cut -d: -f1 /etc/passwd | sort
flatcap · 461 weeks and 3 days ago
Thanks @flatcap, I've modified the command.
dan · 461 weeks and 1 day ago
@ flatcap: sort -t : -k 1,1 /etc/passwd | awk -F: '{print $1}'
mpb · 461 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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