useradd now creates groups too

Mike McCarty Mike.McCarty at
Tue Sep 30 08:37:12 PDT 2008

Valter Douglas Lisbôa Jr. wrote:
> Em Tuesday 30 September 2008 11:04:06 Valter Douglas Lisbôa Jr. escreveu:
>> Em Monday 29 September 2008 09:47:35 Jeremy Henty escreveu:
>> I try to find by man, but it's poorly documented, I did  think for a while
>> that /etc/defaults/useradd could change this behaviour, but no. My file
>> have GROUP=100 and 100 is the GID of group users and it always create a new
>> group if the -u is nor expecified.
>> I try a strings on /usr/sbin/useradd searching a possible parameter
>> on /etc/login.defs, but no clear hint how to change it by this way. Going
>> to source code...
>> --
>> Valter Douglas Lisbôa Jr.
>> Sócio-Diretor
>> Trenix - IT Solutions
>> "Nossas Idéias, suas Soluções!"

Is that "Our Ideas, your Solutions"?

>> contato at
> The patch completelly ignore the GROUP= on /etc/defaults/useradd, to be truth, 
> almost  the whole patch code is about ignore this and does not have any 
> options to change the behaviour, neither in /etc/login.defs.

I use a version of Fedora, and started to reply, but forebore
until now. I saw nothing in my /etc/defaults/useradd. The
man page documents the "-n" option to prevent the creation
of a user specific group.

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