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Old 09-06-2003, 04:31 PM   #1
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GUI for new user creation


I have PC Quest Linux 8.0 based on RedHat Linux 8.0.

I want to create a new user account. However, I dont want to use the command 'useradd'.

I would like to know if KDE offers any GUI to create a new user. If not, how can I create a new user account? I am not clear about the options that are required with the 'useradd' command like the default group name, and userID etc....It would be better, if the system can take care of these additional arguements.

I therefore want a graphical alternative to the 'useradd' command.

If there is no such GUI available, can anyone help me create a new user --- lets say, 'abc'?

Please help.
 
Old 09-06-2003, 04:50 PM   #2
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KDE does not have a "useradd" function. Some distributions provide a GUI useradd function in their setup program. SuSE does it with YaST.

So if you have a GUI useradd function it will be in the PC Quest setup utility.

If you have to use the command line useradd then you can get a full description of useradd in almost readable English with:
man useradd
 
Old 09-06-2003, 04:58 PM   #3
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If you have to use the command line useradd then you can get a full description of useradd in almost readable English with:
man useradd


I am aware that i can display the help section using the 'man' command and the --help option too. But, as I told u, my problem is, that I am not aware of the values that I need to put in as arguments to the various 'useradd' options - like group name, userID, name of the shell (although I know its Bash)...etc...

It is because of this reason I was looking for a GUI .....I suppose then there is no such GUI available for RedHat Linux...is it? ....
 
Old 09-06-2003, 05:10 PM   #4
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The command

redhat-config-users

is Red Hat's GUI
 
Old 09-06-2003, 05:15 PM   #5
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thanx a lot darthtux.....thanx very much....that did the job for me.....!!!
 
Old 09-06-2003, 05:22 PM   #6
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No prob The admin commands are one reason you gotta love Red Hat

For others, just do
ls /usr/bin/redhat-config-*
 
Old 09-06-2003, 05:36 PM   #7
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ya, that certainly is a nice suggestion. I'll keep that in mind...thanx once again for the help.
 
  


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