Using opscode chef, is there a way to find or loop over all user accounts?
I need to create a configuration file in each users home directory. I do not want to loop over any directory structure for this.
All users on the system are automatically detected by ohai when Chef runs, and available in the
Example usage in a recipe to create a config file that you have stored in the cookbook, a different file for each user.
Replace "custom_config" with whatever your config file is named.
It looks like ohai's etc.passwd support is based on Ruby Etc.passwd which reads the
This could be fine if your users are defined statically like this. If your server has users defined in a remote system like LDAP or NIS then those users will not be in /etc/passwd. You can list them with