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The password and group files are currently locked by another user.

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Bruno Vilardo
Regular Advisor

The password and group files are currently locked by another user.

Hello All,

I am trying to add another user and i get the message:

The password and group files are currently locked by another user.

I also have a script that unlock the users if the get lock but it gives the same message.
Has anybody experience this situation ?
Any help will be appreciate.

Thanks
Bruno



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Mohamed K Ahmed
Trusted Contributor
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Re: The password and group files are currently locked by another user.

Bruno,
Check if there is a file in the /etc directory with name .AM_is_running

Mohamed
Bruno Vilardo
Regular Advisor

Re: The password and group files are currently locked by another user.

HEy Mohamed,

Thanks man i already deleted this file and it worked fine.
After i posted it i start searching for this error and i found this file.

Thanks a lot my friend i appreciate your time in response my question.

Regards
Bruno
Mohamed K Ahmed
Trusted Contributor

Re: The password and group files are currently locked by another user.

You are very welcomed my friend. It is nice to have so much information running around and solving problems that people face all day.

Have a good day

Mohamed