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Old 08-03-2003, 10:40 PM   #1
ImAnEwBiE
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Having problems with commands


Hey peeps!Im having problems with performing commands such as useradd, userdel and usermod..it says Command not found error..but when i check in the man pages for these commands, it seems lyk it does not have any errors...


HELP ME PLEASE...THANKS!!!!
 
Old 08-03-2003, 11:01 PM   #2
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That is a system administrator's job. Are you doing this as root?

To change to the root account, use these commands from your user account. Note the change in the prompt.
Code:
[fancy@tinwhistle fancy]$ su -
Password: 
[root@tinwhistle root]#
Linux Newbie Administrator Guide

Tell us exactly what you typed if you actually were root and got those messages.
 
Old 08-03-2003, 11:13 PM   #3
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I am performing these commands as root...
 
Old 08-03-2003, 11:17 PM   #4
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Originally posted by fancypiper
Tell us exactly what you typed if you actually were root and got those messages.
Linux Newbie Administrator Guide

There is root and then there is root with limited power.

To change to the full root account, use these commands from your user account. Note the change in the prompt.
Code:
[fancy@tinwhistle fancy]$ su -
Password: 
[root@tinwhistle root]#

Last edited by fancypiper; 08-03-2003 at 11:20 PM.
 
Old 08-03-2003, 11:17 PM   #5
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This worked for some people:
Go to the 'sbin' directory and
run the command as if it was a perl script ./groupadd and ./useradd
 
  


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