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Old 04-23-2005, 07:42 AM   #1
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Adding user with KUser


I'm trying to add an account, using KUser, for my wife. However, when I start adding her, say with a UID of 1001, KUser automatically assigns her to a group which is also her name. I want her to be in the 'users' group, just as I am.
What am I doing wrong?
Thanks in advance.

Old 04-23-2005, 08:30 AM   #2
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You are not doing anything wrong. Some distros create a private group for each user which is the same as their username. You can use change the groups etc, by using the usermod command.
Old 04-23-2005, 09:38 AM   #3
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There are a couple of ways to change what group a user is in.
usermod -G users username
gpasswd -a username users
These two commands will accomplish the same thing.
You can also use kuser to modify a user's groups. Unless you're using kde 3.4. Kuser has issues modifying accounts in 3.4. It's ok creating users...just not modifying.


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