SAMBA digest 1451

Roger Binns rogerb at
Fri Oct 10 10:13:51 GMT 1997

> Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> > help, help.  does anyone know of a generic way to convert string user=
> name
> > into a uid (user id)?
> How about...
> 	grep username /etc/passwd|cut -f 3 -d :

If you have NIS, you'll also need to `ypcat passwd'.  The only interface
that will work no matter how the user databases have been set up is
the C library routine getpwnam().  You can wrapper that up into your
own binary.

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