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Shell script which would Receive the log name during execution ,obtain information about it from /etc/passswd and display this information on screen

Posted By: Nathan Evans     Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu     Views: 7779

The file /etc/passwd contains information about all the users. However it is difficult to decipher the information stored in it. Write a shell script which would Receive the logname during execution ,obtain information about it from /etc/passswd and display this information on the screen in easily understable format.(Hint: Use Cut command)

Code for Shell script which would Receive the log name during execution ,obtain information about it from /etc/passswd and display this information on screen in Unix / Linux / Ubuntu

cat /etc/passwd|cut -f 1 -d ":"

Or 


echo "Enter user name : "
read lname
grep $lname /etc/passwd | cut -d":" -f 1-7 
  
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