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

NAME
     adduser.conf - adduser(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:

     +o   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.

     +o   Configuration options which can be set in adduser.conf, but
         overridden by passing a flag to adduser(8).

     +o   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
                              environment 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 number 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
                              similar 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.

AUTHORS
     This manual page was written by Tom Rhodes <trhodes@FreeBSD.org>.

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.

FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE         April 12, 2007         FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE

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