getent doesn't work properly

Jose Isaias Cabrera
Thu Oct 17 12:23:00 GMT 2019

Maayan Apelboim, on Thursday, October 17, 2019 05:02 AM, wrote...
> Hi All,
> I posted about this problem in the past but was unable to solve it completely.
> It seems getent works intermediately.
> Sometimes it shows my user and sometimes it doesn't.

> myUser@dom1-job11 ~
> $ getent passwd user1
> user1:*:1049703:1049089:U-UK\user1,S-1-5-21-892078619-2706518417-4190201681-1127:/home/user1:/bin/bash

Do me a favor and try,

getent passwd myUser

and see if that works better.  Thanks.


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