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Old 05-02-2002, 04:28 AM   #1
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how do i create a new user


im not sure what im doin wrong with this.

im using suse linux 7.0, how do i add a new user. please dont say use adduser because there is no command adduser.

it doesnt seem to work properly i can never login as the user i have created

thanx
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Old 05-02-2002, 04:55 AM   #2
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Try useradd (as root)
man 8 useradd explains all.
 
Old 05-02-2002, 05:01 AM   #3
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sorry should have siad, i have already been using tried useradd.

it creates a home directory and everything, but i cant login as that user.

is there something else i need to do

ive been doing it like this

useradd -p mypasswd boogieman

is this wrong
 
Old 05-02-2002, 05:23 AM   #4
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When you specify the -p option you are setting the encrypted password.
Look in /etc/shadow and you'll see

Try doing:-
# useradd boogieman
# passwd boogieman

Then check out /etc/shadow again
 
Old 05-02-2002, 05:36 AM   #5
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thanks
 
Old 05-08-2002, 04:07 PM   #6
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how do i delete a user??
it doesnt tell me in the man page.
 
Old 05-08-2002, 04:14 PM   #7
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Try linuxconf from there you can add new users, delete users change group settings along with afew other things.
 
Old 05-08-2002, 04:14 PM   #8
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to remove a user without removing his/her home directory "userdel (username)

to remove a user and his/her directory "userdel -r (username)"

to find and remove the users files thrughout the system:

note the user ID from the password file before deleting.

"find / -type f -uid (the users ID) -print -exec rm {} \;"

Last edited by Shrike; 05-08-2002 at 04:19 PM.
 
Old 05-09-2002, 12:25 AM   #9
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also, check out userdel and usermod.
 
Old 05-09-2002, 03:07 AM   #10
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when i do
passwd (username)

as root it says

passwd:Module unknown

or something like that, and doesnt let me change the password.

i cant figure out why, is something not installed properly, or am i bein stupid
 
  


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