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Manage User and Group Accounts (Console)

Post by Admin on Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:34 am

Below are the console commands to manage the user and group accounts. These requires root level access.

/usr/sbin/useradd [options] login_name
creates a new user

/usr/sbin/usermod [options] login_name
modifies a user’s attributes

/usr/sbin/userdel [options] login_name
deletes the specified user. Use the -r option to automatically remove the user’s home directory and mail spool.

/usr/bin/passwd login_name
sets the password for the specified user

/usr/sbin/groupadd [options] group_name
creates a new group

/usr/sbin/groupmod [options] group_name
modifies a group’s attributes

/usr/sbin/groupdel group_name
deletes the specified group


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