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Old 03-17-2006, 03:17 PM   #1
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why i can't add this user?

i'm trying to add a user like this...

adduser -uid 5500 -gid 5500 -s /bin/false -d /bin/null -c "proftpd user" ftpuser
But i always get an error

adduser: no more than two names.
How to solve it?
Old 03-17-2006, 03:46 PM   #2
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If I try this on slackware I have to use "useradd" and not "adduser". The program complains about the -uid -gid options you use, the manpage shows only a -u and a -g (and an additional -G) option.
What works here is

useradd -u 5500 -g users -s /bin/false -d /bin/null -c "proftpd user" ftpuser
Old 03-17-2006, 04:03 PM   #3
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Thanks, you are right, i have to use useradd.


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