File_SMBPasswd::addMachine() – add a new maschine-account with the given plaintext-password.


mixed File_SMBPasswd::addMachine ( string $machine , int $userid , string $comment = '' )


This method works in the same way as File_SMBPasswd::addAccount() , except the flags are forced representing a machine-account, a $ is implicitely added to the machinename.


  • string $machine - machinename to be added

  • int $userid - userid of the user

  • string $comment - comment

Return value

mixed - Returns TRUE on success, PEAR_Error on failure.


This function can not be called statically.

Note that the machine to be added must already exist in the system password file.


Using File_SMBPasswd::addMachine()

require_once 'File/SMBPasswd.php';

// add user mbretter
$fh = new File_SMBPasswd('/usr/local/private/smbpasswd');
$status $fh->addMachine(
'My Turbo PC');
if (
PEAR::isError($status)) {
// handle errors
} else {
// continue processing

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