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Old 09-05-2003, 01:41 AM   #1
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multi users on the same home directory

I use the redhat7.3 linux OS.
I would like to know if it is possible to have different users with the same home directory?
Old 09-05-2003, 01:45 AM   #2
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did you mean you have a lot of users in your /home?
if yes the answer is yes too.
you can try this :
adduser xxx
adduser yyy
adduser zzz
and then go to your /home and see its contains.
Old 09-05-2003, 01:56 AM   #3
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Thank you for your answer.
I'm sorry but this is not the question. I want multiple users to have the same HOME ($HOME) directory.?
For example, I create 3 users and all log under the same directory.
Is it clear? thanks.
Old 09-05-2003, 04:01 AM   #4
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Yes if the users are in the same group as the owner and the directory has the appropriate permissions for the group eg. to use the directory owned by the user sales whose group is sales


can do

useradd -g sales -s /bin/bash -d /home/sales cheesysalesman

now chessysalesman should log into and have sales as his home dir

and of course set passwords
Old 09-05-2003, 10:22 AM   #5
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You have to put the 3 users in the same group. Then on the home directory issue the command

chgrp groupname directory

chmod 770 directory


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