Re: sshd & passwd

From: Alan Hadsell (
Date: 12/11/02

From: Alan Hadsell <>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 13:30:32 GMT

"t Sänger" <> writes:

> I am using cygwin with sshd.
> My problem is, if i want to add an new user into my passwd with the
> following command:
> mkpasswd -l -u test > /etc/passwd
> all existing users will be deleted.
> What do i have to do, that i can add a user and the old ones keeps alive?

mkpasswd -l -u test >> /etc/passwd

Note the two ">>". This redirects the output and appends it to the
/etc/passwd file.

Alan Hadsell
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