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Old 03-13-2004, 11:56 PM   #1
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Question how to setup a user accout


hi

how would i go about setting up new users accounts?
 
Old 03-14-2004, 12:00 AM   #2
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with either the :
useradd
or
adduser
command(s)

note:
adduser is more "user friendly" so to speak
 
Old 03-14-2004, 12:40 AM   #3
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or if you are in your linux desktop, click on your Start button in the toolbar and a icon for user accounts should be under settings or preferences. im a linux newb myself, but ive added a user b4, just have to be in there to actually give u specifics. or do like the other guy said and in a terminal type adduser <name>
or
useradd <name>
and maybe type
addpwd to password it.
 
Old 03-14-2004, 12:44 AM   #4
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addpwd ??
all can be specified if you use useradd you just type :
useradd -u UID -g GROUP -d HOMEFOLDER -p PASSWORD NAME
and the command for setting passwords by itself is :
passwd

but again all that is automated in adduser as it prompts you for all this stuff and you type them in ..
 
Old 03-14-2004, 09:23 PM   #5
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hrmm... how would you determine what UID to use?
 
  


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