[OE-core] adduser: add -k [was: Re: Post USERADD_PARAM action]

Bernhard Reutner-Fischer rep.dot.nop at gmail.com
Mon May 25 21:32:37 UTC 2015

On Fri, May 22, 2015 at 12:37:13PM +0100, Laszlo Papp wrote:
> Hi,
> is it possible to do some post action after useradd_param is executed?
> I would like to modify the created user's home directory, in this
> special case the profile. I see that the useradd util has this on
> desktop, but busybox does not have it, and very likely will not have
> it, at least not in the near future anyway:

mhm, why so?

The attached compiles for me.


>        -k, --skel SKEL_DIR
>            The skeleton directory, which contains files and
> directories to be copied in the user's home directory, when the home
> directory is created by useradd.
>            This option is only valid if the -m (or --create-home)
> option is specified.
>            If this option is not set, the skeleton directory is
> defined by the SKEL variable in /etc/default/useradd or, by default,
> /etc/skel.
>            If possible, the ACLs and extended attributes are copied.
> I would like to do something like this with the created user's home directory:
> echo PATH=/sbin:$PATH > /home/foo/.profile
> chmod foo:foo /home/foo/.profile
> But then again, for this, I need to make sure that the user is already created.
> Ys, L.
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