why won't this script work in my Edubuntu setup?
gmccullagh at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 13:41:32 BST 2007
On Wed, 29 Aug 2007, David Trask wrote:
> I had this script (below) which I used to use to "kill" users quickly....I
> even used to build other scripts from this one....such as one that logged
> off my kindergarten class...etc. Problem is....it doesn't work in my
> current Edubuntu situation (with smbldap). any idea why? What am I
> missing? I have the script in /usr/bin and the usage is
> stop username
> used to work fine, but I know I'm missing something with Edubuntu. Here's
> the script....(commented to avoid messing with your system) any ideas to
Are you running it with sudo?
Does it work if you run it giving their userID instead of their username?
If you manually run "pgrep -u <username>" do you get any output? If you
don't, it's possible pgrep is unable to determine the UID to search users
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