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Old 10-23-2005, 06:17 PM   #1
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add group


Could anyone could direct me. Im trying to add a group. I log in as root and use the comand
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groupadd newgroup
I then get an message "command not found" I have tried this from different directories with no result
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Old 10-23-2005, 07:06 PM   #2
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Try "locate groupadd" and type in the full path.
 
Old 10-23-2005, 07:19 PM   #3
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I located the groupadd in the usr/sbin/groupadd. From usr/bin I use the command "groupadd newgroup" and I still have the same result. "command not found" hmmm
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Old 10-23-2005, 07:23 PM   #4
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You said it was here
usr/sbin/groupadd
but you tried to execute it from here
usr/bin
so make sure you give the correct full path.
 
Old 10-23-2005, 07:36 PM   #5
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add group

I did a "locate group command" and it gave me the path usr/sbin/groupadd. From the directory /sbin # I enter "addgroup newgroup" and thats when I get that "command not found". When I do a ls -l from /sbin# it dosen't show it as being there. Yet it shows up in the "locate group"

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Old 10-23-2005, 09:03 PM   #6
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Probably /usr/sbin is not in your PATH and neither is . (the current working directory). Are you getting a root shell by doing su? If so, you're not getting root's environment, which has the sbin directories in its PATH. Use "su -" (note the trailing dash) instead. You can easily modify your PATH -- search the forums for details, how to do it has been discussed many times.

For now, see if "/usr/sbin/groupadd" (no quotes and note the leading slash) works for you.
 
  


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