Rick Hurst Web Developer in Bristol, UK


adding a user under redhat using adduser

two basic steps:-

# adduser yournewusername
(wait for command prompt)
# passwd yournewusername
(you will now be prompted to enter and confirm a password)

there’s a whole load of other options, but this will do the basic creation of the user including adding their home directory.


Ok firstly according to my book you should be using useradd rather than adduser, also you need to be logged in as root and you must do that by using su – rather than just su e.g:-

#su – root


#useradd whatever

see this post [link removed] for more details