Adding new users
ibm at bestweb.net
Fri Mar 22 17:30:04 PST 2002
> From: "ira mendell" <ibm at bestweb.net>
> > I've searched through the lfs hints and faq and have read the man
> > useradd; man passwd and man groupadd.
> > I want to add a user, add its password and add its new group. Am I on
> > the right track with the following command:
> > useradd -m<newuser> -n<newuser> -p<newuser password> -u<newuser>
> My man page doesn't show a useradd -n option. ??
> If creating a new user in a new group, you have to create the group _first_,
> then add the user to that group.
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First my mistake. I am using Redhat 7.2 as the host distro. and I didn't
realize that they added items to the man useradd. your right -n is only in the
A script would be better if I knew how to write one.
I gather the long way is in order then;
1) groupadd -g(gid) <newuser name>
2) useradd -m<newuser name>
3) passwd <newuser>
4) cd /home/<newuser>
5) chown -R <newuser>
I hope this is getting closer. I think I still would have to set user id?
and change permissions?
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