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PERL QUESTION

Posted on 2004-03-26
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hELLO EVERYONE :)
i was wondering if anyone knows how to create a perl script that reads in user information from a text file (the text file can only consist of First name, last name and email address) and creates a user account using first initial of first name and the last name and also create a generic password.  after that is done, it will then email the user their username and password.
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by:Mikal613
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read file

http://www.devdaily.com/perl/edu/articles/pl010002.shtml

and to send mail

http://perl.about.com/library/weekly/aa022000a.htm

I dont think you can create a user from perl
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venkateshwarr earned 500 total points
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You can create a user by executing shell command like...

$username = testaccount;
$passwd = testaccount;
$output = `useradd $username -p $passwd`;

http://linux.about.com/library/cmd/blcmdl8_adduser.htm

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