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Account Administration Commands


groupadd group creates a group called group
groups username list the group(s) that username belongs to
gpasswd –a –d username group the -a switch adds username to group. The –d switch
removes username from group
passwd initiates the process for changing your password
su switch to a different user or super user
sudo command runs command with superuser access (to do this user first
neesds to be listed in /etc/sudoers)
useradd useradd -c "normal user" -d /home/userid -g users\
-G groupname1,groupname2 -s\ /bin/bash userid

userdel –r userid deletes userid (-r to delete home directory)

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