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I am trying to transfer these 2 users from one machine to another.  I copy pasted 2 users from my old 'passwd' file to the new one.  Do I have to do anything special to transfer their password or permissions?

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You also have to copy and paste the /etc/shadow entires for those users to get the passwords, and then make sure their home directories exist and are owned by them
i.e
mkdir /path/to/home/user1
chown -R user1:group /path/to/home/user1
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liddler is correct, but whats the point of , as its only for two users, you may as well just create them the same on the other server.

its quicker and easier.
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UkWizard, I would probably have to transfer their passwords also, so that is why I wanted to do it this way.  Thank you for you help guys.

-CompuTurk
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