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     adduser.conf -- adduser(8) configuration file


     The /etc/adduser.conf file is used to pre-set certain configuration
     options for the adduser(8) utility.  When adduser(8) is invoked, it will
     check to see if this file exists, and if so, the configuration will be
     used or offered as the default settings.  The adduser.conf file offers
     three types of configuration:

     o	 Default settings offered by adduser(8).  These options are specified
	 in the configuration file and offered as the default during every
	 invocation of the adduser(8) utility.

     o	 Configuration options which can be set in adduser.conf, but overrid-
	 den by passing a flag to adduser(8).

     o	 Configuration supported by adduser(8) but not offered by a flag or
	 during initial invocation.

     In the first case, these options can be set in adduser.conf but will
     still be offered when adduser(8) is invoked.  In the second case,
     adduser(8) will read the configuration data unless a flag has been passed
     to override it.  For example, the defaultshell option.  In the third
     case, the configuration will be utilized, but the user will never be
     prompted to modify the default setting by either a flag or an adduser(8)
     prompt.  For example, the upwexpire setting.

     The following configuration options can be set in adduser.conf:

	   defaultLgroup  The default group new users will be added to.

	   defaultclass   The default class to place users in as described in

	   defaultgroups  This option is used to specify what other groups the
			  new account should be added to.

	   passwdtype	  May be one of no, none, random, or yes, as described
			  in adduser(8).  As such, the text is not duplicated
			  here and may be read in adduser(8).

	   homeprefix	  The default home directory prefix, usually /home.

	   defaultshell   The user's default shell which may be any of the
			  shells listed in shells(5).

	   udotdir	  Defines the location of the default shell and envi-
			  ronment configuration files.

	   msgfile	  Location of the default new user message file.  This
			  message will be sent to all new users if specified
			  here or at the adduser(8) prompt.

	   disableflag	  The default message enclosed in brackets for the
			  lock account prompt.

			  ber of Minutes, Hours, Days, Weeks, Months or Years
			  from the current date at which the expiration time
			  is to be set.

	   uexpire	  The default account expire time.  The format is sim-
			  ilar to the upwexpire option.

	   ugecos	  The default information to be held in the GECOS
			  field of /etc/master.passwd.

	   uuid 	  The default user ID setting.	This must be a number
			  above 1000 and fewer than 65534.


     The following is an example adduser.conf file created with the -C
     adduser(8) flag and modified.

	   # Configuration file for adduser(8).
	   # NOTE: only *some* variables are saved.
	   # Last Modified on Fri Mar 30 14:04:05 EST 2004.

	   upwexpire=91d # Expire passwords 91 days after creation.


     group(5), passwd(5), adduser(8), pw(8), rmuser(8)


     The adduser.conf manual page first appeared in FreeBSD 5.3.


     This manual page was written by Tom Rhodes <trhodes@FreeBSD.org>.

FreeBSD 5.4			March 30, 2004			   FreeBSD 5.4


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