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RE: mkpasswd -l -d completed after 5 days
- From: "Matt Seitz (matseitz)" <matseitz at cisco dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 13:24:44 -0800
- Subject: RE: mkpasswd -l -d completed after 5 days
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> From: Marc Girod
> I started a 'mkpasswd -d -l > passwd.ld' process last Friday
> around 15:30, and this one completed today (Wednesday) at 8:42.
> The size of the file produced is 3 MB, or 20142 lines.
I ran into similar problems with "mkpasswd" taking a long time on a large Active Directory (AD) domain. I worked around the issue using the following procedure:
1. Use "mkpasswd -l -c > /etc/passwd" to just add your machine's local user accounts and your personal AD user account to Cygwin's "/etc/passwd".
2. If you need to add additional domain users you can use "mkpasswd -d -u user_name >> /etc/passwd ".
Likewise you can use "mkgroup -l -c > /etc/group" to add your local groups and your personal AD group to "/etc/group", and "mkgroup -d -g group_name >> /etc/group" to add individual AD domain groups.
Run "man mkpasswd" and "man mkgroup", or see http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using-utils.html#mkpasswd and http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using-utils.html#mkgroup for more details.
Manager, File System Virtualization
Cisco Systems, Inc.
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