Adding a User

Adding a User


Since the advent of GUIs, adding users to Unix and Linux systems has become much easier. You fill out the boxes, click Add, and you're done. Before GUIs, and still too often today, system administrators had to manually create each user account on a system.

While the task of manually creating user accounts for small organizations can be trivial, big businesses with thousands of users are a different story. Manually inputting account information into a computer system for 1,000 users is time consuming, tedious, and, most importantly, a waste of human productivity. This script automates the addition of user accounts to a system.


This script is platform dependent, so ensure that your systems are compatible ...

Get Wicked Cool Ruby Scripts now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.