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On Mon, 2005-12-05 at 10:50 -0800, Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
> --On Monday, December 05, 2005 11:08 PM +0530 Sachin Bhugra 
> <bhugra.sachin@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Regarding users database, actually i am bit confused. I mean if i have
> > 500 users and i want to  build a database from scratch, do i have to
> > add users to a LDIF file one by one, to put the data in proper syntax?
> > (It will take a very long time, since i want to arrange data for
> > Mozilla Address book)
> You need some way to generate the data, yes.  I'd suggest programmatically 
> rather than by hand.
there are the PADL migration tools which would allow the
'programmatical' approach suggested by Quanah and could read from things
like /etc/passwd /etc/shadow /etc/group... Those tools come with many
distro's such as Red Hat. Of course these tools are not topical to this