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Old 04-30-2010, 10:16 AM   #1
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Is CLI and GUI the only tools that can be used to add users and groups within Linux?

If there are more tools that can be used to add users and groups, can someone direct me on how to find this information out, or can someone compile a list of tools?
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For what purpose you are expecting more tools to add users and groups? webmin is a webGUI to manage Linux based system
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CLI=Command Line Interface
GUI=Graphical User Interface

That's pretty much the two ways to interface with a computer, I think. And, each of them probably have multiple applications which fall into each category with multiple different features. What type of tool are you looking for?
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Are you asking about the direct brain<->computer interface?
It's not ready for prime-time. For example you could be thinking really hard about adding a new user, then suddenly you remember that you're late for an important appt. and you reboot instead. others have said there's only CLI or GUI
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Besides the full textual and X11 interfaces (I assume that's what you mean by CLI/GUI), there are two other interfaces. Webmin is a web interface to control linux from a browser (usually used for monitoring headless linux servers from any client PC regardless of what OS it's running) and TUI which is a type of interface that runs on the text terminal, it's a pretty crude ACSII-character-based GUI-like interface, resembling norton commander on DOS (midnight commander on linux).
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I'm still trying to get this method to work: I haven't quite been able to manage user accounts with it yet.

But really, what were you looking for? You can type it in the console, or you can click a button.
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Originally Posted by bcwagne View Post
I'm still trying to get this method to work: I haven't quite been able to manage user accounts with it yet.

But really, what were you looking for? You can type it in the console, or you can click a button.

Now just to chime in the only two ways of interacting with Linux are through the cli or through a gui. Course I hear telepathy is coming along nicely. Can't wait till I can truly tell my computer what I want it to do with out typing.


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