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Old 07-17-2012, 03:27 AM   #1
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Question Granting same access rights to two users?

Hi All,

I have a user say ABC already created in system.Now I want to create another user that has all the similar priviliges that of ABC.Is there a command using which I can create that new user or grant him the same access rights as ABC.Please let me know.

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Not sure if this is what you're asking for, but if you want to give several users the same permissions, you use groups.

Create a new group and give ownership of whatever files you need to this group
# groupadd abcgroup
# chown -R :abcgroup /path/to/files/
Add the user to the group
# usermod -G abcgroup ABC
Show what groups a user is a member of.
# groups ABC
When creating the new user ( say DEF ), you can add this group straight away
# useradd -G abcgroup DEF
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Originally Posted by torchnw View Post
Add the user to the group
# usermod -G abcgroup ABC
A little note.
The "-G" option adds the user to the specified group and deletes from all other groups.
So, if you want to add a user to some group and to leave him in other on the same time, do it in this way:
usermod -aG newgroupname username
The "a" option will prevent the user from being removed from other groups.
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Add the new user to the group ABC is in.
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or: mcedit /etc/group -- simple and platform-independent


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