[Samba] howto sync unix passwd & samba passwd?

Carl Brewer carl at bl.echidna.id.au
Wed May 21 22:07:32 GMT 2008

Iris Lames wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm using samba-3.0.28-0.fc8. I'm trying to build a file server for 100
> users. I created a perl script that automatically adds the 100 users plus
> their passwords with success. Now I'm having difficulty creating a script
> using the smbpasswd command because passwords must be entered in stdin. I
> also tried smbpasswd -s option but it asks passwd in stdin. Is there a way
> that I can use the command smbpasswd plus the user password in one line?

You will be able to knock something up using expect.

There may be a better way, but that will work

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