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comment Add a user to the system *only if it doesn't exist*
Chef will only add users if the user doesn't exist. That's what idempotency is, so I don't understand the question (1.5 years out now).
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comment ssh via multiple hosts
Good to know! Thx
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comment Add a user to the system *only if it doesn't exist*
The OP explained the goal very clearly - automated and able to be run again even though the user exists (idempotency). These are the exact use cases for a configuration management tool. When someone isn't aware that tools already exist to solve these problems, they tend to ask questions that involve solving a very specific, narrowly focused problem when there is a larger concept to grasp.
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answered What is `^M` and how do I get rid of it?
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answered How to automatically start and shut down VirtualBox machines?
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revised Add a user to the system *only if it doesn't exist*
added example puppet code
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answered Add a user to the system *only if it doesn't exist*
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answered ssh via multiple hosts
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comment Installing php-cgi under Ubuntu for Cherokee web server
I have to ask....why Cherokee? If you are new to Web servers, it's probably going to be a lot quicker for you to set up Apache with mod php. I work in Web operations & had to google cherokee to even find out what it was.
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