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Old 09-06-2006, 10:51 AM   #1
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Question adduser in Solaris


When I first got Solaris installed and got to GDM or whatever login manager it uses, I didn't remember creating a username and password, so I thought I would have to reboot into Solaris with single user mode from grub. Then I logged in as root. I tried running adduser from xterm. command not found. I need a normal user, so that I am not always running as root. That's dangerous. How can I create a normal user account?
 
Old 09-06-2006, 11:13 AM   #2
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The Solaris command is useradd.
Code:
useradd -g group -c "firstname lastname" -d /export/home/username -s /bin/ksh username
mkdir -p /export/home/username
chown username /export/home/username
 
Old 10-03-2006, 08:17 AM   #3
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or just

useradd -g group -c "firstname lastname" -d /export/home/username -m -s /bin/ksh username

-m switch baby.
 
Old 10-04-2006, 07:50 AM   #4
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Former Linux junkies will probably be happier with /bin/bash as their shell instead of /bin/ksh.
 
Old 10-04-2006, 02:34 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Flame2k
-m switch baby.
Indeed, thanks
 
Old 06-10-2007, 04:54 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Flame2k

...-m switch baby.
OK, yes.. my response is 8 months old.. But I landed here due to a Google search on the subject.

I got what I was looking for, but now I have another question....

What do you mean by "-m switch baby"?

Curiously,
 
Old 06-10-2007, 05:06 AM   #7
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I understood it as:
"Instead of running mkdir, you'd rather use useradd '-m' switch, baby !"
 
  


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