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Old 06-07-2001, 04:47 PM   #1
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Hello, I am running Red Hat 7.1 under GNOME, and I would liek to add users. I know there is the 'adduser' acommand, but i cant seem to correclty add the user, with all the paths and things. Is there a graphic tool to add users with? Or can someone better explain the adduser command.

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Old 06-07-2001, 05:19 PM   #2
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sure, it's useradd <name>
then it will prompt: password <name> _
enter the users password and it will create that user in the /home directory.
Old 06-07-2001, 06:16 PM   #3
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Well I think actually it doesn't prompt for the password in RedHat, you will have to

# useradd <username> , then do a:

# passwd <username>

Then it prompts for you to create that person's password.
If your machine can't find it, try do a search, and of course you have to be logged in as root too.

You can always manually add them too editing the /etc/passwd file. But there are many more steps involved doing that.
Old 06-07-2001, 07:16 PM   #4
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your right, it doesn't prompt, sorry
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Isn't there a gnome tool for user management? KDE has one.
Old 06-08-2001, 04:54 AM   #6
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You can add users with linuxconf. But you will need to have the linuxconf packages installed since they are not installed by default in RH7.1 They can be found in CDs.

If you want a nice GUI instead of the text-based linuxconf, you will need to install the gnome-linuxconf as well.



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