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  1. #1

    adding users in Mepis 3.3

    I recently installed Mepis 3.3 and adder root and 1 user during the install. The console did not have the "add user" section to add /remove users. Is there a way to include this section where it is supposed to be? I can add user names with the command line but i can't get the password included. How do I add users and passwords from the command line? I am familiar with yast in suse but this is a new distro for me.

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    Linux Guru AlexK's Avatar
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    Feb 2005
    for adding users in command line do:
    useradd -m -G add_some_groups_here user_name
    for changing passwords, execute this sequence of command:
    su user_name_you_want_to_change_password_of
    Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.

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    Thanks for the tip AlexK. Will this work for a new user password? The user I want to add is not on the system. I will try your tip and get back to you.

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    Linux Engineer
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    Oct 2004
    it'll work; however, with those specific tags you may have to specify which shell you want, such as /bin/bash or /bin/ksh
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