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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Good to know.

    http://search.cpan.org/~ssnodgra/Unix-ConfigFile-0.06/PasswdFile.pm
    http://se arch.cpan.org/~eestabroo/Passwd-Linux-0.70/Linux.pm

    Other neat things:
    http://search.cpan.org/~nwiger/File-Remote-1.16/Remote.pm
    http://searc h.cpan.org/~razinf/Data-Password-1.03/Password.pm
    http://search.cpan.org/~nikip /Authen-PAM-0.14/d/PAM.pm
    http://search.cpan.org/~nwiger/Unix-Login-1.08/Login. pm

    I would hold off on whining until looking for other obvious things, but then I'd never be motivated to do anything, to m
    • I'm not sure what else you have in mind... but, I'd probably start with this:

      http://search.cpan.org/~drolsky/Net-SSH-Perl-1.25/lib/Net/SSH/Perl.pm

      And try real hard to simply use the commands already available on each platform to do the rest.
  • I'd say that "user" would not be a good top level name here, actually. I'd suggest instead Admin::User, which would easily expand into supporting all sorts of other admin tasks under the same top level hierarchy. (However, it looks like you're not going to have to create a new name after all, so this point is moot.)
  • Don't forget about NIS/NIS+. ;)
    • My searching skills are either woefully pathetic, or there just isn't a nice generic module for dealing with user administration.

      As a related followup to my own message....

      That's because there isn't a nice, generic API for *nix systems when it comes to adding, configuring and deleting users and groups. It's a PITA.

      Doable, though.

      • I'm not a big fan of NIS[+] so I probably won't ever write that. :) But I've gotten so far as to hack Unix::PasswdFile into Unix::ShadowFile. Unix::MasterPasswdFile (BSD) should be finished by tomorrow, and I can start working on the User::Account or Admin::User modules. Namespace issues need to be resolved, definitely. :) Pretty simple stuff, but neat. Eventually the goal is to use something like Stem for inter-system messaging to pass out the files, etc.
        • That's cool - I noticed the lack of shadow file handling in Unix::PasswdFile, so I was a little scared off and tempted to just use the Solaris specific one.