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Old 08-13-2003, 02:44 PM   #1
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creating users

Hello All:

I've just recently installed RH 7.3, and hope to have my Lt WinModem upandrunning soon, maybe even this late this afternoon! But ever since installing the distro I've been logged in as root; I've created no users. My question is: how do I go about creating users, who will have rights (such as dialing out via Lt Winmodem, and have access to other stuff (like an up2date browser --which I hope to download, Jave, etc). Please let me know.
Otherwise if someone can direct me to the appropriate web pages I'd be greatly obliged.


Old 08-13-2003, 02:47 PM   #2
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To add a user:
adduser USERNAME

To set a password:

To give other users root permissions take a look at sudo users. Most of the time it is easier just to su to root and run the command eg:
su -

then run your commands as root.
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You can always use the GUI tool.
Creating a User Account

Red Hat Linux 7.3 Manuals
Old 08-13-2003, 04:46 PM   #4
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Is there a centralized place where I can do this? I prefer a GUI but if only the command line then how can I "manage" user accounts both present, future and the heretofore past?

Also, since I hope to get the Lt WinModem upandrunning and will do it as root what effect if any will that have on other users?

Can you direct me to online documentation regarding creating accounts?




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