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    Creating a new user


    i am using Debian Sarge...........can any body tell me how to create a new user.

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    Just run useradd or adduser from command line as root. That should do it. You can read up on the commands with "man adduser" or "man useradd".
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    Exactly like Ozar said.

    More precisely, if you want to create a user with "username" as username for "Name FamilyName", you can do it in 2 commands :

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    useradd -d /home/username -s /bin/bash -c "Name FamilyName" username
    And then :
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    mkdir /home/username && chown username /home/username && passwd username
    Be sure to replace every occurance of "username" with the desired username and "Name FamilyName" with the real name. Of course those 2 commands must be typed as root.

    Then you'll have to use the "adduser" command to make that new user part of the necessary groups (for example : floppy, cdrom, audio, etc.).
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    command line is easy but if you are more comfortable with a gui, you could use the app in the menu. Desktop/Administration/Users and Groups at least in Gnome it is like that. It is also under the Debian menu, Debian/Apps/System/User Accounts Admin.

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    Smile adduser

    i am very new to Linux. even i tired to add new user to Linux machine using terminal command. this is how i did.. thinking it might help other im showin the command used by me to create an account..

    somu@deer-desktop:~$ sudo adduser divya
    Adding user `divya' ...
    Adding new group `divya' (1002) ...
    Adding new user `divya' (1004) with group `divya' ...
    Creating home directory `/home/divya' ...
    Copying files from `/etc/skel' ...

    Enter new UNIX password:
    Retype new UNIX password:
    passwd: password updated successfully
    Changing the user information for divya
    Enter the new value, or press ENTER for the default
    Full Name []: divya
    Room Number []:
    Work Phone []:
    Home Phone []:
    Other []:
    Is the information correct? [y/N] y

    This is how i was able to create new account... hope it might help others..

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