Create multiple users with single command

Create multiple users using shell script, if you get an requirement  to create users you have to spend lot of time but here sharing script which will execute in a minute and create number of users. Prepare a list if users you wanted to create and input this shell script as a file.

## Date: 9th April 2016
## Purpose: Creating Multiple-users in a single attempt
## Author: Ankam Ravi Kumar
## WebSite:
if [ "$#" = 0 ]; then
 echo "Usage: /scripts/ file"
else if [ -f "$1" ]; then
 for i in `cat $1`; do useradd -s /bin/bash $i; done
 for y in `cat $1`; do echo -e "password\npassword" | passwd $y; done
 for z in `cat $1`; do cat /etc/passwd |grep $z; done
else echo "$1 not found"

Create Script file for create multiple users

[root@server scripts]# mkdir /scripts/
[root@server scripts]# vim /scripts/
PASTE above script here
:wq! (Save & Exit)

Change the permission script file

[root@server scripts]# chmod u+x /scripts/

Create a file with users list and execute

[root@server scripts]# vim file
[root@server scripts]# sh /scripts/ file

default password for created users is password

That’s it.

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13 Responses

  1. Venkata G Thota says:

    If you have the same for solaris & AIX for multiple users creation then please share

  2. If your in Hyderabad only can you please tell if there any Chance to have an opportunity to get job in this Field only because I know the Linux as well as mcse

  3. blank Amar Tiwari says:

    that is good…but what about if want to pass word also..

  4. blank Jitendra says:

    Hi Ravi

    Nice script but instead of this line (echo -e “password\npassword” | passwd $y), we can write like this (echo “password” | passwd –stdin $y).

  5. blank Harshad says:

    I want create my own game server. Have u know the configurations about that.

  6. We have rocks cluster & I want to analyze disk space of /export/home/users & /exports/scratch directory disk utilization per user.

  7. blank harish says:

    Scripts is not working

  8. blank Krishna says:

    Ravi thanks for showing this script….
    I already did that…
    Can you please share some session about no login user creation. Adding groups in line with user with a script.

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