NEWUSER(8)                                             NEWUSER(8)

     NAME
          newuser - adding a new user

     SYNOPSIS
          rc /sys/lib/newuser

     DESCRIPTION
          To establish a new user on Plan 9, add the user's name to
          /adm/users by running the newuser command on the console of
          the file server (see users(6) and fs(8)). Next, give the
          user a password using the changeuser command on the console
          of the authentication server (see auth(8)). At this point,
          the user can bootstrap a terminal using the new name and
          password.  The terminal will only get as far as running rc,
          however, as no profile exists for the user.

          The rc(1) script /sys/lib/newuser sets up a sensible envi-
          ronment for a new user of Plan 9.  Once the terminal is run-
          ning rc, type

               rc /sys/lib/newuser

          to build the necessary directories in /usr/$user and create
          a reasonable initial profile in /usr/$user/lib/profile.  The
          script then runs the profile which, as its last step, brings
          up 8½(1). At this point the user's environment is estab-
          lished and running.  (There is no need to reboot.)  It may
          be prudent at this point to run passwd(1) to change the
          password, depending on how the initial password was chosen.

          The profile built by /sys/lib/newuser looks like this:

               bind -a $home/bin/rc /bin
               bind -a $home/bin/$cputype /bin
               font = /lib/font/bit/pelm/euro.9.font
               switch($service){
               case terminal
                    prompt=('term% ' '  ')
                    fn term%{ $* }
                    exec 8½
               case cpu
                    bind -b /mnt/term/mnt/8½ /dev
                    prompt=('cpu% ' '   ')
                    echo -n $sysname > /dev/label
                    fn cpu%{ $* }
                    news
               case con
                    prompt=('cpu% ' '   ')
                    news
               }

     NEWUSER(8)                                             NEWUSER(8)

          Sites may make changes to /sys/lib/newuser that reflect the
          properties of the local environment.

          Use the -c option of mail(1) to create a mailbox.

     SEE ALSO
          passwd(1), 8½(1), namespace(4), users(6), auth(8), fs(8)