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Practical Linux by Bill Ball, John Ray, Michael Turner, M. Drew Streib

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Using the usercfg Tool

The usercfg tool is an all-in-one package for manipulating user and group information. Because of its graphical interface, it is easy to use.

To start the program, simply run usercfg like so:

Starting the User Configurator

  1. Log in as the root user.

  2. Start the X Window System with the startx command.

  3. Open up an xterm and run the command usercfg.

The opening window should look something like Figure 24.1.

Figure 24.1. The User Configurator window as it appears when first started.

At the top of the window you see two buttons, one for Users and one for Groups. On startup, the Users button is always highlighted. Below those two ...

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