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User Accounts


Adding a unix account involves creating the login and home directory,
assigning a group, adding a description, and setting the password. The
.profile script should then be placed in the home directory.

# add jsmith account .. the -m parm forces the home dir creation
useradd -c "Jim Smith" -d /home/jsmith -m -s "/usr/bin/ksh" jsmith

# change group for jsmith
chgrp staff jsmith

# change jsmith password
passwd jsmith

# change jsmith description
usermod -c "J.Smith" jsmith

# remove ksmith account
userdel ksmith

# display user accounts
cat /etc/passwd

/* here is a sample .profile script, for sh or ksh */
stty istrip
stty erase ^H
export PATH
export PS1

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