Computer Science - Unix - Discussion

Discussion :: Unix - Section 2 (Q.No.38)


The seventh field of /etc/password is

[A]. password
[B]. login
[C]. shell
[D]. home
[E]. None of the above

Answer: Option C


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Shikha said: (Jun 28, 2015)  
Do you mean by seventh field? Please describe all field.

Raju Chacha said: (Dec 31, 2015)  
1. Username: It is used when user logs in. It should be between 1 and 32 characters in length.

2. Password: An x character indicates that encrypted password is stored in /etc/shadow file.

3. User ID (UID): Each user must be assigned a user ID (UID). UID 0 (zero) is reserved for root and UIDs 1-99 are reserved for other predefined accounts. Further UID 100-999 are reserved by system for administrative and system accounts/groups.

4. Group ID (GID): The primary group ID (stored in /etc/group file).

5. User ID Info: The comment field. It allow you to add extra information about the users such as user's full name, phone number etc. This field use by finger command.

6. Home directory: The absolute path to the directory the user will be in when they log in. If this directory does not exists then users directory becomes /.

7. Command/shell: The absolute path of a command or shell (/bin/bash). Typically, this is a shell. Please note that it does not have to be a shell.

Ashwani said: (May 25, 2016)  
@Raju Chacha.

Thank you for giving the valuable information.

Viny said: (Sep 21, 2016)  
Is that /etc/password or /etc/passwd?

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