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Old 02-10-2004, 06:13 PM   #1
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Question creating a new user


Can I create a user using (1) manually editing the passwd file, (2) linuxconf, and (3) useradd command?
 
Old 02-10-2004, 06:22 PM   #2
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There is more involved than just editing the passwd file, but using useradd the password, creating a home directory and copying the skel files to the directory will be handled for you. There is nothing wrong with using a red hat gui tool to do the same thing. I don't have Red Hat so I don't know the details there.

Administrators might write a script which uses the useradd command to be able to add several users at once.
 
  


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