luseradd



luseradd(1)                                                        luseradd(1)




NAME

       luser - Add an user



SYNOPSIS

       luseradd [OPTION]... user



DESCRIPTION

       Adds an user with name user.



OPTIONS

       -c, --gecos=gecos
              Set  the GECOS field to gecos.  The GECOS field is traditionally
              used to store user’s real name and other information.


       -d, --directory=directory
              Set user’s home directory to directory.  If this option  is  not
              present, a default specified by libuser configuration is used.


       -g, --gid=group
              Set  user’s primary group to group.  group can either be a group
              ID of an existing group, or a group name; if group  is  a  group
              name  and the group does not exist, it is created.  If the --gid
              option is not specified, the default group name is user.


       -i, --interactive
              Ask all questions when connecting to the user database, even  if
              default answers are set up in libuser configuration.


       -k, --skeleton=directory
              Populate  the newly created user’s home directory with a copy of
              directory.  If this option is not present, a  default  directory
              specified by libuser configuration, or /etc/skel if libuser con-
              figuration does not specify a default, is used.


       -M, --nocreatehome
              Don’t create a home directory and a mail  spool  for  the  newly
              created user.


       -n, --nocreategroup
              If  a  group  is  not specified using -g, use group name "users"
              instead of user.  Note that despite the name of the option,  the
              group will still be created if it does not exist.


       -P, --plainpassword=password
              Set  user’s password to password.  Note that the password can be
              viewed while running luseradd using tools such as ps(1).


       -p, --password=encrypted
              Set user’s password to the  password  represented  by  the  hash
              encrypted.   Note  that  the  hash  can  be viewed while running
              luseradd using tools such as ps(1).


       -r, --reserved
              The user is a system user.  Users that are not marked as  system
              user  usually  have automatically selected user IDs above a cer-
              tain value (500 by default).  This information is also passed to
              the libuser backends.  This option implies the -M option.


       -s, --shell=shell
              Set user’s login shell to shell.  If this option is not present,
              a default specified by libuser configuration is used.


       -u, --uid=uid
              Use user ID uid for the newly  created  user.   An  user  ID  is
              selected automatically if this option is not present.



EXIT STATUS

       The exit status is 0 on success, nonzero on error.



libuser                           Jan 12 2005                      luseradd(1)

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