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...did you tried running adduser without argument to see the usage ?
Yes, they are 2 different commands adduser and useradd and also generate the user with different profiles structure, the second is kind of empty because it doesn't create the user with the structure from /etc/adduser.conf.
Originally Posted by man
useradd is a low level utility for adding users. On Debian, administrators should usually use
Originally Posted by man
adduser and addgroup add users and groups to the system according to command line options and
configuration information in /etc/adduser.conf. They are friendlier front ends to the low
level tools like useradd, groupadd and usermod programs, by default choosing Debian policy
conformant UID and GID values, creating a home directory with skeletal configuration, running
a custom script, and other features.