Edubuntu additions for small schools
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Wed Jun 17 23:48:44 BST 2009
Am Mon, 25 May 2009 11:26:57 -0400
schrieb Andy Figueroa <figueroa at andyfigueroa.us>:
> I, too, am a one-man IT department for a small school.
> With the included Linux/Unix tools, additional tools don't seem to be
> called for. Here is the script that I use to populate a fresh
> install of Edubuntu with users. This only shows two users, but my
> real script is 153 of users long. it's just a bash/shell script that
> you run from the command line (as root, or with sudo, of course):
> useradd -m -G scanner,plugdev,audio,video,cdrom,games,fuse
> -s /bin/bash cfreeman useradd -m -G
> scanner,plugdev,audio,video,cdrom,games,fuse -s /bin/bash jbfreeman
> echo "Run 'chpasswd < pw2' to establish initial password for new
> The second file (pw2) is just a text file listing users and their
> passwords like this:
I thought it might be annoying to have to maintain two files and the
idea of using OpenOffice sounded quite nice, so I created a little
python script to add Users from a CSV-file. You can find it at:
It would be nice if you could test this script (back
up /etc/passwd, /etc/group and /etc/shadow first!) and tell me if I
I think the issue with group memberships (groups
scanner,plugdev,audio,video,cdrom,games,fuse) calls for a system wide
solution: Just add
to /etc/security/group.conf and all users logging in through gdm will
be granted membership in all necessary groups.
However, if this is not a solution for you, I could add a function to
the script to provide a list of groups membership should be granted to.
Any comments very appreciated.
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