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Old 02-27-2004, 09:31 AM   #1
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adding a user in the command line


Hey guys,

I need help, can u send me a link iwht the correct sytax for adding a new user? Or someone just tell me how. I'm going to buy the redhat linux 9 bible tonght.


Any help?
Thanks,
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Old 02-27-2004, 09:45 AM   #2
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useradd. Type "man useradd" for more details.

And welcome to LinuxQuestions.org

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Old 02-27-2004, 09:47 AM   #3
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see these 2 links:
http://www.zevils.com/cgi-bin/man/ma...adduser.conf+5
http://www.zevils.com/cgi-bin/man/man2html?adduser+8
 
Old 02-27-2004, 10:15 AM   #4
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This is what i need to do
I need to create a username of phpuser and the pass of php user, everytime i try this it always kicks back errors.


can someone give me an example?


Thanks,
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Old 02-27-2004, 10:33 AM   #5
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A typical example would be:
adduser --shell /bin/bash --uid 1000 phpuser
and if you don't want to create /home/phpuser directory, use --no-create-home option
 
Old 02-27-2004, 01:56 PM   #6
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If you're just looking to simply add a user, using the command do the following as root:

Code:
useradd phpguy
This will add the user "phpguy". This can be changed to whatever you want the username to be. To set the password for "phpguy"

Code:
passwd phpguy
This will prompt you for a new password for "phpguy" and ask you to confirm it.

Hope this helps.

Tap

P.S> That RH9 Linux Bible is an excellent book. I paid $80 for it and have never regretted it, and it is a wonderful buy.
 
  


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