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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.

update:

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

then

#useradd whatever

see this post [link removed] for more details

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