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#!/bin/bash
# This script works well for removing local accounts that are older than 1 day.
# Obviously the 1 day timeframe can be modified (-mtime +1).
# Runs using Launch Daemon - /Library/LaunchDaemons/edu.org.deleteaccounts.plist
# version .7
DATE=`date "+%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S"`
# Don't delete local accounts
keep1="/Users/admin"
keep2="/Users/admin2"
keep3="/Users/Shared"
currentuser=`ls -l /dev/console | cut -d " " -f 4`
keep4=/Users/$currentuser
USERLIST=`/usr/bin/find /Users -type d -maxdepth 1 -mindepth 1 -mtime +1`
for a in $USERLIST ; do
[[ "$a" == "$keep1" ]] && continue #skip admin
[[ "$a" == "$keep2" ]] && continue #skip admin2
[[ "$a" == "$keep3" ]] && continue #skip shared
[[ "$a" == "$keep4" ]] && continue #skip current user
# Log results
echo ${DATE} - "Deleting account and home directory for" $a >> "/Library/Logs/deleted user accounts.log"
# Delete the account
/usr/bin/dscl . -delete $a
# Delete the home directory
# dscl . list /Users UniqueID | awk '$2 > 500 { print $1 }' | grep -v Shared | grep -v admin | grep -v admin1 | grep -v .localized
/bin/rm -rf $a
done
exit 0
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>Disabled</key>
<false/>
<key>Label</key>
<string>edu.org.deleteaccounts</string>
<key>ProgramArguments</key>
<array>
<string>/Library/Scripts/delete-accounts.sh</string>
</array>
<key>RunAtLoad</key>
<true/>
<key>StartCalendarInterval</key>
<dict>
<key>Hour</key>
<integer>7</integer>
<key>Minute</key>
<integer>30</integer>
</dict>
<key>StartInterval</key>
<integer>86400</integer>
</dict>
</plist>
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