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I need to create a user. I know it sounds simple but I'm having a slight issue with it. For example I want to create user1 with home location of /home/projects/user1. I went ahead and created the projects directory using mkdir under /home, and also user1 directory under /projects, but whenever I use the ls -l command to check the structure, the user1 shows under home and nothing under /home. I'm not sure What I'm doing wrong.
Also if I wanted to create a directory under user1, should I simply type: mkdir /home/projects/user1/usrdir ??? Is there a better or simpler way?
I still a newbie, so please if anyone could point me at the right direction, I would really appreciate it.
Distribution: Slint64-14.2 on Lenovo Thinkpad W520
Let's say you begin with only the /home directory and didn't yet create /home/projects nor its sub-directories
Let me quote "man mkdir":
mkdir - make directories
SYNOPSISmkdir [OPTION]... DIRECTORY...
Create the DIRECTORY(ies), if they do not already exist.
Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
set file mode (as in chmod), not a=rwx - umask
no error if existing, make parent directories as needed
So I would simply type:
mkdir -p /home/projects/user1/usrdir
It would help if you say which distribution you use as some provide specific commands that can be handy.
Sorry for the typo, I had vi in my mind at the time I typed the question. I think I figured out most of it. in fedora linux, whenever you create a new user, it by default puts it under the /home directory. Everything made sense after that. Thanks guys for your input. I appreciate it.