Header RSS Feed
If you only want to see the articles of a certain category, please click on the desired category below:
ALL Android Backup BSD Database Hacks Hardware Internet Linux Mail MySQL Monitoring Network Personal PHP Proxy Shell Solaris Unix Virtualization VMware Windows Wyse

Pure-FTPd: Add full name (syntax) when creating a new virtual user
Thursday - Apr 16th 2015 - by - (0 comments)

Are you asking yourself, which argument is used to set the "full name" in pure-ftpd?
The full name is shown in in the pure-pw list command and is helpful for a description:

pure-pw list
global              /srv/www/websites/./                Global View
web1                /srv/www/websites/web1/./           web1.example.com
web2                /srv/www/websites/web2/./           web2.example.com
web3                /srv/www/websites/web3/./           web3.example.com

Of course you have checked the man page, but it only describes this:

       pure-pw useradd login [-f passwd_file] [-F puredb_file] -u uid [-g gid]
                       -D/-d home_directory [-c gecos]
                       [-t download_bandwidth] [-T upload_bandwidth]
                       [-n max number_of_files] [-N max_Mbytes]
                       [-q upload_ratio] [-Q download_ratio]
                       [-r /[,/]...] [-R /[,/]...]
                       [-i /[,/]...] [-I /[,/]...]
                       [-y ]
                       [-z -] [-m]

As stupid as it sounds, but I couldn't find any document defining which parameter is used for the full name.
I only found the following hint on the official pure-ftpd documentation for Virtual Users:

Once virtual users have been created, you can edit their info. For instance
you can add bandwidth throttling, change quotas, add their full name, update
ratio, etc.

This description can cause some confusion, because you can actually add "full name" during the creation, not only after a virtual user has already been created.

After just try'n'err, I found out that the magic parameter is [-c] which was probably named for "comment", although pure-ftpd calls it "full name". So with -c the full name can be set during creation:

pure-pw useradd web4 -u ftpuser -g ftpgroup -m -d /srv/www/websites/web4/ -c "web4.example.com"

This can be verified with the pure-pw show command:

pure-pw show web4
Login              : web4
Password           : $2a$07$IIyR6Stseeq2TmQ8V8vGLu/dAs0N8Rt9z0zSpSpY5oS.7hu7y7v/6
UID                : 1000 (ftpuser)
GID                : 1001 (ftpgroup)
Directory          : /srv/www/websites/web4/./
Full name          : web4.example.com


Add a comment

Show form to leave a comment

Comments (newest first):

No comments yet.

Go to Homepage home
Linux Howtos how to's
Monitoring Plugins monitoring plugins
Links links

Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional
Valid CSS!
[Valid RSS]

6939 Days
until Death of Computers