issue calling samba-tool

David Rivera rivera.david87 at
Thu Jul 31 00:27:50 MDT 2014

I'm guessing you are trying to add a user. Your command is missing add
after /bin/samba-tool before username.
On Jul 30, 2014 11:13 PM, "David Bear" <dwbear75 at> wrote:

> I'm scripting a call to samba tool and ran in to an error with samba-tool
> not taking a documented parameter.
> The call to samba-tool looks like this:
> /bin/samba-tool username  p at ssw0rd  --given-name=joe --surname=adams
>  --gecos=189  --mailaddess=joadams at
> Usage: samba-tool <subcommand>
> samba-tool: error: no such option: --given-name
> As you see, the tool comes back with an option error. Everywhere I read
> both in code on pydoc and various web sites there IS an option called
> '--given-name' -- I even copy pasted out of the module where these names
> are defined.
> I'm lost. Why would samba-tool  report there is no such option ...
> Please, any help?
> --
> David Bear
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