[CentOS] adduser vs. useradd

Thomas Iverson ghosthomas at gmail.com
Tue Nov 25 08:33:16 UTC 2008


On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 4:26 PM, Niki Kovacs <contact at kikinovak.net> wrote:
> Thomas Iverson a écrit :
>>
>> Hi there , you are almost right
>> adduser is only a symbol-link of the useradd in CentOS , for my
>> explanation , it may be security-related
>> you know , to use useradd , you can also specify the home dir,group
>> and so on , but script codes have danger
>> adduser under some distros such as archlinux,slackware is a
>> bash-script , so if you think it's more convenient to use a
>> user-friendly adduser written in bash , you can do it yourself , but
>> before that you should know exactly how to create a new user without
>> useradd-like utilities
>>
> Hi,
>
> I just found a copy of "RHEL 5 Unleashed", and there's a very clear chapter
> about local user management, which explains Red Hat's specific use of
> 'useradd', especially default options.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Niki
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Yeah , user management is the basis of system administration , read
the document carefully :)

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Thomas X. Iverson


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