grab-account - add new account synchronised to remote system
grab-account local-user source
reconfigures sync-accounts to start synchronising a
specified local user (which may not yet exist) from a specified remote system,
and then invokes sync-accounts once to synchronise from that source.
should contain a addhere
line in the
appropriate source section (ie, after host source
directive just before addhere
and runs sync-accounts
- All went well.
- any other
- There were problems.
; See also sync-accounts
There is no locking of /etc/sync-accounts
so do not invoke grab-account
from a script, or more than once at a time by hand. Do not edit
/etc/sync-accounts by hand and also simultaneously run grab-account.
The mechanism involving addhere
is suboptimal. This should be done with
an include feature in sync-accounts, so that grab-account does not have to
edit a configuration file that really belongs to the sysadmin.
and this manpage are part of the sync-accounts
package which was written by Ian Jackson <email@example.com>.
They are Copyright 1999-2000,2002 Ian Jackson
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, and Copyright 2000-2001 nCipher
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