Adding New Users
The command-line approach to adding a user is quite simple and can be accomplished on a single line. In the following example, the system administrator uses the
useradd command to add the new user
heather. The command
adduser (a variant found on some UNIX systems) is a symbolic link to
useradd, so both commands work the same. This example uses the
-p option to set the password the user requested, the
-s to set her special shell (in place of the default bash shell), and the
-u option to specify her UID. (If you create a user with the default settings, you do not need to use these options.) All you want to do can be accomplished on one line:
matthew@seymour:~$ sudo useradd heather -p c00kieZ4ME -s /bin/zsh -u 1042
The system administrator ...
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