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Old 05-30-2008, 11:05 PM   #1
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new user accounts

How do I create additional user accounts on my machine? The only one I have setup right now is root, which I'm sure is a no-no. If I create additional accounts at the command prompt do I also have to recreate it in x-windows?
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If you use the console command(s) 'adduser' and/or 'addgroup' then no, you do not need to do it again within X; the additions are system-wide.

If you mentioned what desktop environment you are using (and for that matter, what Linux you use) we might be able to suggest a GUI that can do the same thing for you. An example is KDEs "KUser" tool.

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Usually 'useradd' is the way to go. For some reason some distributions have it available under the slightly different name of 'adduser'. On a Fedora system requesting a man page for either useradd or adduser will lead to the useradd man page.

Have a look at the man page if you need special things like non-standard locations for home directories or making a user belong to an existing group.

The default behaviour should create a new user named <username> with a home directory in /home/<username> with a new group called <username>.

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