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- Each User should have a line in this file.
- (Yet, one can create Files belonging to Users not found in this file).
- A line in this file is split into fields using the ':' character:
- User Name
- Password/Password's Location (empty - no password, 'x': shadowed
password - appears in "/etc/shadow" instead)
- User ID (number)
- User's default Group ID (will be explained later)
- Real Name (some descriptive text)
- Home Directory
- Login Shell