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Add user to solaris and give ownership to folder

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I need to add user to server A(remote site) and give ownership of TIMBER under /app to appdisc:dba

This user dows not exist in production at HQ, but the Oracle Discovery Software which resides on a dev/test at HQ is used production reporting


And what does this line mean? Does it go somewhere?
appdisc:x:1005:1001:Oracle Discover Software Owner:/app/TIMBER:bin/ksh
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This line:

appdisc:x:1005:1001:Oracle Discover Software Owner:/app/TIMBER:bin/ksh

is a line from the /etc/passwd file.  I would highly recommend using the useradd utility to create a new user and not edit the files directly.  One missed field and nobody can log into the system at all.

Doc for useradd in Solaris should be here -> http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E23824_01/html/821-1462/useradd-1m.html
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by:Indyrb
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if using the useradd command -- what would the who syntax be to complete the first post?
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All the information is in the man page.  Not sure why you cannot figure it out yourself.  This is my guess:

useradd -d /app/TIMBER -g dba -s /bin/ksh -u 1005 -c "Oracle Discover Software Owner"
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