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ADDUSER.CONF(5)		    BSD File Formats Manual	       ADDUSER.CONF(5)

NAME
     adduser.confadduser(8) configuration file

DESCRIPTION
     The /etc/adduser.conf file is automatically generated by the adduser(8)
     utility when invoked with the -C command-line option.  It is not meant to
     be edited by hand.

     The /etc/adduser.conf file is used to pre-set certain configuration
     options for the adduser(8) utility.  When adduser(8) is invoked, it will
     check to see if this file exists, and if so, the configuration will be
     used or offered as the default settings.  The adduser.conf file offers
     three types of configuration:

     ·	 Default settings offered by adduser(8).  These options are specified
	 in the configuration file and offered as the default during every
	 invocation of the adduser(8) utility.

     ·	 Configuration options which can be set in adduser.conf, but overrid‐
	 den by passing a flag to adduser(8).

     ·	 Configuration supported by adduser(8) but not offered by a flag or
	 during initial invocation.

     In the first case, these options can be set in adduser.conf but will
     still be offered when adduser(8) is invoked.  In the second case,
     adduser(8) will read the configuration data unless a flag has been passed
     to override it.  For example, the defaultshell option.  In the third
     case, the configuration will be utilized, but the user will never be
     prompted to modify the default setting by either a flag or an adduser(8)
     prompt.  For example, the upwexpire setting.

     The following configuration options can be set in adduser.conf:

	   defaultLgroup  The default group new users will be added to.

	   defaultclass	  The default class to place users in as described in
			  login.conf(5).

	   defaultgroups  This option is used to specify what other groups the
			  new account should be added to.

	   passwdtype	  May be one of no, none, random, or yes, as described
			  in adduser(8).  As such, the text is not duplicated
			  here and may be read in adduser(8).

	   homeprefix	  The default home directory prefix, usually /home.

	   defaultshell	  The user's default shell which may be any of the
			  shells listed in shells(5).

	   udotdir	  Defines the location of the default shell and envi‐
			  ronment configuration files.

	   msgfile	  Location of the default new user message file.  This
			  message will be sent to all new users if specified
			  here or at the adduser(8) prompt.

	   disableflag	  The default message enclosed in brackets for the
			  lock account prompt.

	   upwexpire	  The default password expiration time.	 Format of the
			  date is either a UNIX time in decimal, or a date in
			  dd-mmm-yy[yy] format, where dd is the day, mmm is
			  the month in either numeric or alphabetic format,
			  and yy[yy] is either a two or four digit year.  This
			  option also accepts a relative date in the form of
			  n[mhdwoy] where n is a decimal, octal (leading 0) or
			  hexadecimal (leading 0x) digit followed by the num‐
			  ber of Minutes, Hours, Days, Weeks, Months or Years
			  from the current date at which the expiration time
			  is to be set.

	   uexpire	  The default account expire time.  The format is sim‐
			  ilar to the upwexpire option.

	   ugecos	  The default information to be held in the GECOS
			  field of /etc/master.passwd.

	   uidstart	  The default user ID setting.	This must be a number
			  above 1000 and fewer than 65534.

EXAMPLES
     The following is an example adduser.conf file created with the -C
     adduser(8) flag and modified.

	   # Configuration file for adduser(8).
	   # NOTE: only *some* variables are saved.
	   # Last Modified on Fri Mar 30 14:04:05 EST 2004.

	   defaultLgroup=
	   defaultclass=
	   defaultgroups=
	   passwdtype=yes
	   homeprefix=/home
	   defaultshell=/bin/csh
	   udotdir=/usr/share/skel
	   msgfile=/etc/adduser.msg
	   disableflag=
	   upwexpire=91d # Expire passwords 91 days after creation.

SEE ALSO
     group(5), passwd(5), adduser(8), pw(8), rmuser(8)

HISTORY
     The adduser.conf manual page first appeared in FreeBSD 5.3.

BUGS
     The internal variables documented here may change without notice.	Do not
     rely on them.  To modify this file invoke adduser(8) with the -C option
     instead.

AUTHORS
     This manual page was written by Tom Rhodes ⟨trhodes@FreeBSD.org⟩.

BSD				April 12, 2007				   BSD
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