Section: chiark utilities (8)Updated: 14th July 2002Local indexUp
grab-account - add new account synchronised to remote system
grab-account local-usersource [remote-user]
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
line in the appropriate source section (ie, after
grab-account adds a
directive just before
There is no locking of
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
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.
The sync-accounts package is free software; you can redistribute it
and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3, or (at
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