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Old 07-23-2007, 04:49 AM   #1
jrkraj
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how to add user information


i am the student of linux. i want to know what is command to add user info. like fullname,phone,email etc. in terminal window.

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Old 07-23-2007, 05:13 AM   #2
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You can use useradd to make a new user. But this won't ask for full names and such.

Code:
adduser
This command will give you a step-by-step question form too make a user, which WILL ask for full name and such.
 
Old 07-23-2007, 05:40 AM   #3
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i know about this command but i want to add users information.
 
Old 07-23-2007, 05:43 AM   #4
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If I'm right, you can just run 'adduser' for an existing user to update the information about that user (the username/id must match). Note that any information that exists that you don't specify (again) is probably lost. For example if the user belonged to groups Group1 and Group2, and you re-ran adduser and told the user's groups were Group2 and Group3, the user might not belong to Group1 anymore. (note: it's been a long time since I last ran this command, and that group-"example" is just off the top of my head..)
 
Old 07-24-2007, 02:23 AM   #5
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thank you very much for the information. i got the command which i looking for the command is
Code:
chfn =change full name
 
Old 07-24-2007, 03:45 AM   #6
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You could also have used "usermod -c" for an existing user.
 
  


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