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qmail setup

Ashok Kumar B S
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qmail setup

In the process of qmail setup, at the time of adding users to the /home dir, after adding I found two statements :
First One:
#qmail-pw2u < /etc/passwd > /var/qmail/users/assign
Second One:
What does these statements do?Is this the command or What else?

Trusted Contributor

Re: qmail setup


qmail-pw2u reads a V7-format passwd file from standard input and prints a qmail-users-format assignment file.
qmail-newu reads the assignments in /var/qmail/users/assign and writes them into /var/qmail/users/cdb in a binary format suited for quick access by qmail-lspawn.
If you put the output of qmail-pw2u into
/var/qmail/users/assign (as you did), and then run qmail-newu, qmail-lspawn will obey the assignments printed by qmail-pw2u