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List orphans home directories on AIX.

Posted on 2010-11-18
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Hi
I want to list the orphans home directories on our AIX's servers. You know when you delete a user but no its home, this directory remains in /home. All these folders are the ones I want to delete. I'd like to compare the home's directories with the stanza home= from lsuser output.

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by:woolmilkporc
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Hello again,

A fast way:

for HOME in $(lsuser -a home ALL | cut -f2 -d"="); do [ ! -d $HOME ] && echo "Directory $HOME does not exist"; done

If you want to get the username listed as well please let me know!

wmp

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The same check ex negativo:

for HOME in $(ls -d /home/*); do [ $(grep -c $HOME /etc/passwd) -eq 0 ] && echo "User of $HOME does not exist"; done
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The second one. :-)

Thanks!!
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