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The problem is that the file passwd hasn't got any tag like .txt or so. So I can't copy the content by passed > userlist.txt.

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I'm not sure why you think it needs the extention .txt to be copied -- extensions have no meaning in Unix.

cp /etc/passwd userlist.txt

If you also care about LDAP/NIS/etc, and you have getent:

getent passwd > userlist.txt
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I thougt it had a meaning because –  user55167 Dec 22 '13 at 15:09
    
cp /etc/passwd userlist.txt doesnt copy the content of the file ... –  user55167 Dec 22 '13 at 15:09
    
Write one line of shell code that writes the contents of file /etc/passwd to "/root/results/userlist.txt" ... thats what I have to do :/ –  user55167 Dec 22 '13 at 15:10
    
cp /etc/passwd /root/results/userlist.txt will do that, as long as /root/results exists. –  Chris Down Dec 22 '13 at 15:11
    
Ok thanks you that worked. Can you say me how I can delete specific lines which contain "bin" in the file? –  user55167 Dec 22 '13 at 15:18

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