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Old 10-24-2008, 03:19 AM   #1
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addinf users-vipw

Hi all,

I'm trying to add a new user using ' vipw ' .

but #vipw gives
bash: vipw: command not found -Plz help me out with this.....

Also $login root
Password :*****

Login incorrect //i'm sure i'm giving the right password without caps

however $su works

What am i missing here?

Cheers,Thanks in advance

Old 10-25-2008, 01:45 AM   #2
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hi there,

do the su command and then type useradd (thats the command you should use) that would add the user.

anyway what distro are you using - most distros have a gui to add user. Look in there first


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