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RIOMX 10-30-2003 03:19 PM

Allright, changed root password and questions about adding users
 
Guys:

I changed the root password and I created another user for myself

Now, the user created is under the ID "500" and I am not sure if this is something I should have done or not

is that number reserved only for root ?

any help is greatly appreciated

Thanks,

- JOe

musrum 10-30-2003 03:22 PM

Nope.

User and group IDs are pretty arbitrary (with exceptions), just don't reuse any that are already in /etc/passwd.

Tools and scripts that add users take care of these issues for you...

RIOMX 10-30-2003 03:28 PM

Thanks very much

I really want to be able to use linux more often, so working with it is going to prepare me

I just have to get used to the tools that it makes available


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