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Old 09-17-2013, 05:24 PM   #1
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command usermod not found

I want to modify my own primary group so that the second group becomes the first, but when I enter the command usermod -g secondgroup userid I get the message "command usermod not found"
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Are you running this command as root? usermod lives in /usr/sbin, a directory reserved for special commands that is usually not included in regular users' PATH.
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As said by suicidaleggroll, probably you're running the command as normal user, instead of root.
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just try -
$sudo usermod
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Originally Posted by jitendra.sharma View Post
just try -
$sudo usermod
Depends on whether sudo is enabled. Some distros do not enable it on user's accounts by default. If not, try this:
su -
(enter root's password)
then your usermod command.


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