[Samba] Timing in a script

Pete Clapham peteclapham at sbcglobal.net
Fri May 15 14:13:42 GMT 2009

Hi, all --

I am trying to write a script in which I can add users and their samba passwords easily and quickly.  It looks something like:
   useradd -c "User Name" -g groupname -p unixpassword accountname

   echo -e "smbpassword\nsmbpassword\n" | pdbedit -a -t -u accountname

I type the lines from the keyboard, it works fine.  However, when I try
to execute the script, the pdbedit on the second line reports that
there's no unix accountname to apply to samba.  I assume that this is
because the useradd process hasn't finished when the pdbedit is

Is there a way to insure that the useradd has completed its
execution before the pdbedit starts?  Alternatively is there a way to
insert a delay between the two commands to allow the useradd to



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