[CentOS] adduser vs. useradd

MHR mhullrich at gmail.com
Tue Nov 25 17:46:47 UTC 2008


On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 11:28 PM, Niki Kovacs <contact at kikinovak.net> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> To add a user to the system on the commandline, I usually use the adduser
> command.
>
> # adduser newuser
>
> And that's it. I've been using that command probably out of an old habit,
> since I've been a long-time Slackware user before. But now I wanted to dig a
> bit deeper, and some details puzzle me.
>
> Whereas on Slackware, 'adduser' is an interactive shell script to create a
> user so that basically you don't have to memorize all the 'useradd'
> switches, CentOS' 'adduser' is a mere symbolic link to 'useradd'.
>

Did you try 'man adduser' or 'man useradd?'  There's lots of good info there....

mhr


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