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Posted by sibu on May 24, 2009

User management commands

Users and Groups

groupadd group_name create a new group
groupdel group_name delete a group
groupmod -n new_group_name old_group_name rename a group
useradd -c “Name Surname ” -g admin -d /home/user1 -s /bin/bash user1 create a new user belongs “admin” group
useradd user1 create a new user
userdel -r user1 delete a user ( ‘-r’ eliminates home directory)
usermod -c “User FTP” -g system -d /ftp/user1 -s /bin/nologin user1 change user attributes
passwd change password
passwd user1 change a user password (only by root)
chage -E 2005-12-31 user1 set deadline for user password
pwck check correct syntax and file format of ‘/etc/passwd’ and users existence
grpck check correct syntax and file format of ‘/etc/group’ and groups existence
newgrp group_name log in to a new group to change default group of newly created files.

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