"I'll just reuse the `shadow` package's subuid and subgid functions to write a short C program that should backfill for older users, it'll take no time and a few lines"
*some hours and 95 lines of error checking on needlessly wrapped lockfile management later because of silently ignoring the db file due to lack of locks and internally managed state later*
The original sin of Plan 9 C was making me expect any better from Unix.
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