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Old 10-26-2003, 06:16 PM   #1
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Need To Make a User for myself, besides Root

I just installed Slackware 9.1 and i need to make my self a user, becuz i know that it's very unsafe to log on as root, so if anyone knows how to do this, plz do tell me, i'd greatly appreciate it.


Old 10-26-2003, 06:22 PM   #2
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You should have a command called either useradd or adduser. You can use either one but they have different syntaxes.

You should read the man page for the command carefully so that you understand how it works before using it.

Typically the command would be :

useradd -m username

You then need to set the user's password with:

passwd username

Old 10-26-2003, 06:24 PM   #3
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k thx alot tgflynn, i'm gonna go try that out right now, sure hope it works.


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