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what are the  background  actions are happening  in linux when we are adding a user

Posted on 2012-03-16
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what are the  background  actions are happening  in linux when we are adding a user
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When you add a user, the following happens,

/etc/passwd is modified (a new user id, group id, home folder is created)
/etc/shadow is modified
the home folder is assigned ownership of the user so that the user can access it upon login
a default shell is assigned (usually /bin/bash) for the user
default login and logout scripts are created in the home directory
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torakeshb earned 500 total points
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agree to @legolasthehansy. one more thing.. The /etc/skel directory, files and directories are automatically copied over to a new user's home directory when users are created by the useradd program.
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