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Old 11-10-2005, 09:54 AM   #1
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adduser command in Suse 10.0

hi all,

i am trying to use the command adduser on my suse linux 10.0, but its saying that adduser is not a command. i know all about the useradd, but that's not what i need. i need the adduser that specifically asks you to specify the username and password on the command line, as the username and password will be applied to specific directories and files. i have used this previsously on Debian unix on the system at my uni, up until this point everything on Debian and Suse seemed identical, but i couldn't even find the adduser.conf file, let alone get the adduser command to work.

can any1 help me with this? i would very much appriciate it.

many thanxs

Old 11-11-2005, 05:07 AM   #2
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Most Linux distros do not use "adduser" (I know Slack and Debian do).
Old 11-11-2005, 02:14 PM   #3
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"Adduser" isn't a valid command in SuSe. If you try to run a man page on it, it defaults over to the "useradd" man page. Just asking because I haven't played with it much, but can't you configure the user account(s) in YAST with the settings you want using the "Add/Edit User" to set user name and password and "Security Settings" to limit which directories and files they can access?

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thank you for replying

well, after about 72 hours of struggling with it to work, i went to my technician in university and he told me that adduser, useradd, and the GUI/YAST configuration pretty much do exactly the same thing but in different ways.

i needed to know the manual configuration for a project i am compiling for my coursework which requires me to add the users without using a GUI, thats why i needed trhe command line command.

but all is well now, i just used the 'useradd -m (username)' which created a user and a directory for that user in the /home directory, which is all i needed in the first place.

so thank you all from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to reply me.

best wishes


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