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Old 11-05-2010, 03:20 AM   #1
farrukh880
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Unhappy user configuration


Dear Friends,

I am new in linux, i am trying to configure new users, delelte and modify them.
when i am using commands it shows command not found message. please someone give me simple process guide.

Thanks
 
Old 11-05-2010, 03:43 AM   #2
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Are you root when you try to configure your users? (if not, then do "su - " to switch to root)

A few tips to help in the user administration (from the Slack book, but it's standard Unix):
Essential System Administration
Users and Groups, the Hard Way
For the groups, you also have groupadd, groupdel, gpasswd...

And good luck with Linux! It is not easy when you begin (a lot to learn !!!), but the more the time passes, the more you enjoy it.
 
Old 11-05-2010, 04:51 AM   #3
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when i am using commands it shows command not found message. please someone give me simple process guide.
What commands are you using? You need to give a bit more information and also follow T0sh1r0's suggestion. To add, delete, modify users you need to be root.
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 11-05-2010, 07:22 AM   #4
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!


You are doing this as root?


I suggest that you look at 'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' so in the future your queries provide information that will aid us in diagnosis of the problem.



Just a few links to aid you to gaining some understanding;



1 Linux Documentation Project
2 Rute Tutorial & Exposition
3 Linux Command Guide
4 Bash Beginners Guide
5 Bash Reference Manual
6 Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
7 Linux Newbie Admin Guide
8 LinuxSelfHelp
9 Getting Started with Linux

The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 11-08-2010, 05:34 AM   #5
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Yes, i am working as a root by using su - command. Here i create users but when i use ls command then no user is shown.when use other coomands like deluser or cat/etc/useradd this shows error.
 
Old 11-09-2010, 12:19 AM   #6
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when i am using commands it shows command not found message. please someone give me simple process guide.
Let me repeat my question: What commands are you using?
jdk
 
Old 11-09-2010, 01:18 AM   #7
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To expand on jdkaye, don't just describe, actually type the cmds in and copy and paste both the cmds and the responses into LQ, so we can see EXACTLY what's happening.
 
  


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