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What is the syntax for adding generic users and Root access users accounts at the command line?
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by:shivsa
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useradd
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can you give me a example for both
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useradd -c "User comment" -d /home/newuser -g group -m -k /etc/skel -s /bin/sh newuser

/etc/skel contains standard profiles etc - you can set one of these up for each user type - eg:

/etc/skel/finance/
/etc/skel/admin/

similar things can be done with usermod for existing users.
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by:shivsa
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for  root access user account.

useradd -u 1 -o -g 0 -d / -s /bin/csh su2    (this command will create a user su2 whose user id is 1.He is not exactly the su , but have root access - above all users except su.)
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useradd -c "User comment" -d /home/newuser -g group -m -k /etc/skel -s /bin/sh newuser

in the -g group, what do I need to replace group with or what are all the standard groups
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by:shivsa
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cat /etc/group
will list all the groups avaiable on your system.
u can add your users to a specific group.
like if u have stuff group u can put all the users to that group.
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groupadd is command to add a new group, if u want to a new group too.
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Thanks
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