so I got a really wierd problem on my mac server
I have a user that I thought was a open directory user, but it had the wrong UID. I then tried disconnecting the OD server, and try to login with another OD user. The server then said the user didn't exist. That was good, cause of course it didn't when I had disconnected the OD server. I then try su to the user that had the UID problem. This user it loged in fine. That was really weird, because that indicated that it was a local user, and not a OD user.
I then went to /etc/passwd
no user with that name. I then tried multiple solutions to get a list of all users on the system. The user did not appear in any of the lists.
I then found a script:
#!/bin/bash if id -u $1 >/dev/null 2>&1; then echo "user exists" else echo "user does not exist" fi
this script found the user, and said that the user exist, which it should because I'm able to log in as that user.
then I found another script from this link: https://superuser.com/questions/180144/how-can-i-delete-a-mac-os-x-snow-leopard-user-account-from-command-line
that was suppose to delete a specified user. That script says that the user do not exist.
So the user exists in the system, but it isn't.
Can anyone figure this out, because it's bugging up the whole user system?
my os is OSX 10.6.8
EDIT: for additional info, look at my post on the official apple forum: https://discussions.apple.com/message/24915477#24915477