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Old 08-13-2002, 09:13 AM   #1
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Question useradd command

Is there a way to execute another command after I execute the useradd command. I know that you can copy files from /etc/skel into the users home directory when you run useradd but can I make Redhat 7.2 execute another command as soon as it is done running the useradd command?


Old 08-13-2002, 09:17 AM   #2
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try &&
useradd options username && other_command
if useradd completes without erroring out other_command executes, if the return status from useradd is other than 0 other_command never gets executed.
is this what you need?
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Is there a way to hide that so my reps can add users without having to type all of that in? I'm not thinking that I can but I thought that I would ask.
Old 08-13-2002, 09:55 AM   #4
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If u r creating users with the useradd command ,
u dont have to maully copy the file from /etc/skel
to the user's home dir .
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I don't know about other distros, but in my version of Slack (8.1) the adduser command is a "walk through" to add users, if that is what you are trying to accomplish. To someone who doesn't know what they are doing, adduser may be a little easier to use than useradd.


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