How To add a new user Linux command

Article By: tommy


1. useradd (User Linux Command)

If you do not wish to add a new user account by using a GUI tools, you can do it from a User Linux Command line with the useradd command.

useradd -mc "user name" -s /bin/bash john
The previous command will create a new user account for user john. -mc options instruct a useradd comment to put a comment about new user which is very often used to specify user's full name. -s option will select the path for the default shell.

2. adduser

Another way to add a user is to use the adduser command. However this command may not be available on every distribution of Linux.

Simply type:
adduser john
and follow the instructions to add some details regarding the new user account.

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