I am trying to create a web interface that will enable me to create new users on a Linux system. What I was thinking of doing was sending a file over to the Linux system by FTP which contains the relevant details of the new user. I would then use Cron to check every n minutes if this file exists. If it does a script would be run which would create the new user. Does this sound possible. In particular I would like details of the shell script necessary to create the new user, taking the details from the indicator file sent over by FTP.