useradd fails - skript to generate users

Franz Waldmüller waldbauernbub at
Mon Jun 15 08:19:52 UTC 2009

Markus Schönhaber schrieb:
> You probably wanted to use backticks "`" or $(...) instead of "'" here.
> Otherwise $PASS will be "mkpasswd $PASSWORD" verbatim.
Thank you Markus for your advice.
On friday I solved my problem by assigning 100 users their passwords 
Today I tried your solution.
The useradd command still fails. As the stdin command for passwd has 
been disabled in Debian I assume that something similar has happened 
with the useradd command.

Although I don't have an urgent need any more to automatically add users 
from a list. I am still interested in a solution.
It is not necessary to assign the password from the list. A random 
password would be sufficient but the script should output the generated 
passwords to a textfile.

Once I have a solution I will try to post it to some Ubuntu/Linux Wiki Page.


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