Adding new users
ibm at bestweb.net
Sat Mar 23 18:25:49 PST 2002
ira mendell wrote:
> I've searched through the lfs hints and faq and have read the man
> useradd; man passwd and man groupadd.
> I've created etc/skel with apropriate files.
> 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>
> Would this do what I hope it would do?
> Thanks for any comments.
First I'd like to thank all for your help as I work this out. Even
though I've gotten some scripts that I'm trying to get working I'd like
to try it the hard way so I can learn.
I tried the following:
useradd -m -g <group name> -c"user name" <login name>
passwd <login name>
This managed to create a home directory and copied the correct files from
the skel directory. In the etc/groups the group name is there with a id
of 100 however it apears that the user id according to etc/passwd is 1000
ie: <user name>:x:1000:100.:/home/<user name>:/bin/bash
my etc/defaults/useradd shows:
as a side note when I looked at the new home directory created, through
KDE in Redhat, it showed the directory and files as GROUP="users"
I think I'm close would adding a default such as USERS=100 to
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