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USERINFO(8)		  BSD System Manager's Manual		   USERINFO(8)

NAME
     userinfo -- displays user information

SYNOPSIS
     userinfo [-e] user

DESCRIPTION
     The userinfo utility retrieves the	user information from the system.  The
     userinfo utility is only available	if built with EXTENSIONS.  See user(8)
     for more information.

     The following command line	option is recognised:

     -e	     Return 0 if the user exists, and non-zero if the user does	not
	     exist, on the system.  No information is displayed.  This form of
	     the command is useful for scripts which need to check whether a
	     particular	user name or uid is already in use on the system.

     The user argument may either be a user's name, or a uid.

EXIT STATUS
     The userinfo utility exits	0 on success, and >0 if	an error occurs.

SEE ALSO
     passwd(5),	group(8), user(8), useradd(8), userdel(8)

HISTORY
     The userinfo utility first	appeared in NetBSD 1.5.	 It is based on	the
     addnerd package by	the same author.

AUTHORS
     The userinfo utility was written by Alistair G. Crooks <agc@NetBSD.org>.

BSD			       November	16, 2005			   BSD

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