Mailing List Message #5794
From: Steve Linford <>
Subject: Re: All users account
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 19:57:18 +0100
To: SIMS Discussions <>
>From Kreme, received 18/04/2000, 5:54 pm +0100 (GMT):
> At 02:19 4/18/2000, you wrote:
> >Hello,
> >
> >On Mon, Apr 17, 2000, 15:27:13 GMT
> >   Vito Parisi - Q&S, <> wrote:
> >
> > >Hello, is there any trick or other way to use a "all users" account in
> >
> >There's no such a thing in SIMS, sorry. The closest thing you can do is to
> >create 'allusers' account and manually set it up as a mirror list to all
> >other accounts.
> By the way, this is trivial to setup automagically with say, perl or
> applescript.  Just scann your accounts folder and put the names in
> allaccount@R (I think that's the mirror list address file).

I use a very easy way which gets a list of all SIMS accounts very quickly,
but it uses a Mac text search program called UltraFind (coincidentally by
me), which - if you don't have, everybody is welcome to use _free_ in demo
mode (demo mode runs for 3 months, then just bin it) from

If you have it, here's how to make a list of all SIMS accounts:

1. Open UltraFind, press the "Confined Search" button and show it the SIMS
Accounts Folder (Add "Accounts"), then press OK.
2. Press the "Name" button on the front panel and enter "@" and tick
"Doesn't Contain" (so it leaves out the files ending with "@").
3. Press Scan.
4. When it's finished listing the files in the SIMS Accounts folder, press
the SpaceBar once - to cycle the window to 'Hierarchic View'. Then just
Select-All and copy/paste into a text editor like BBEdit.

  Steve Linford

  Ultradesign Technology Ltd., London

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