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    nooby help with user account


    when I disscoverd (or was told) that just loging in as "root" was not a very good idea for every day kind of things, I made a user account but I don't know what "groups" just a plain old user should be included in. So if some one could tell me that would be great

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    For everyday use, "users" would probably be best.

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    I bet you used the wrong command , adduser instead of useradd or something

    one defaults to selecting the correct groups for you.

    the other ..... doesnt

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    Yep, adduser is the one with the script.
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    Have you checked here first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rong
    Yep, adduser is the one with the script.
    Thanks, I always forget which is which.
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    Talking Thank you!

    Thank you, thank you very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kern
    I bet you used the wrong command , adduser instead of useradd or something

    one defaults to selecting the correct groups for you.

    the other ..... doesnt
    I always wondered what the difference between those two commands was!
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    The other difference being one is an interactive tool which prompts you for finger information and other things. the other doesnt, so its obviously more useful for scripting, e.g if you wanted to create 500 users from a comma seperated list - use the noninteractive one in a scripted loop.



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