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Re: [tlug] Trouble adding new user

On 2019-09-09 8:30 p.m., Charles Muller wrote:
> Today, for the first time in a couple of years, I was adding a new user
> to my Linode server doing the usual
> # useradd newguy
> # passwd newguy

Is there a reason you are doing that instead of using the more
convenient higher level 'adduser newguy'?

By default, I don't think useradd creates a home directory and delegates
its ownership.  Does the home directory referenced in /etc/passwd exist?
And is it owned by newguy?

Jim Tittsler  7J1AJH/ZL2IA/AI8A  Mitaka, Tokyo      GPG: 0x01159DB6
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