simple question:create account

Posted on 1998-06-24
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Last Modified: 2013-12-23
I'm novice in unix.
(a) Assume that I have permission to create user account, how can I do it?
(b) How can I know that I have permission to create user account?

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ID: 1582842
Only a superuser (root and all user with su-permissions) can create an account. You should have in your /sbin dir a programm called adduser. Try this.

Author Comment

ID: 1582843
Use what command to see if I have su-permission?
It seem that my unix doesn't have 'adduser' in /sbin
I have using OSF/1



Author Comment

ID: 1582844
When I typed 'adduser', it reply:
su to root first

What that means?
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rbr earned 20 total points
ID: 1582845
This means that you actually are no super user. Use su enter the password for root and try adduser again.

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