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Complete walk through on creating a new user +Key if nessecary

I am very new to all of this. I use PuTTY to access my WHM Minecraft server without any issue as root. I want to make a new account, I have googled for 2 days and nothing is working. ...
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When to use adduser or useradd [duplicate]

The Question consist of three parts What are the differences between them When to use adduser or useradd and why there is more than one command for the same purpose
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How to add user from guest user?

I've installed ubuntu using wubi from windows. I remembered I provided an username and password. But now I can log in only as guest user from where I can't privileges to install or run program. Can ...
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How to add user from apache user group in linux

The question is simple. How we can add user without root privileges (because www-data is very important for security)? For example adding user with root user: sudo adduser user group Without root ...
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Useradd command input

If you add a user using useradd you get asked to supply some other information about the user (Full name, room number, work phone etc). Where exactly is this information being stored? How do you ...
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Another user's home folder deleted while using adduser?

I added a user as root via useradd user_1 and then set their password via passwd user_1 Their home folder was at /home/user_1 and was full of stuff. I then added another user as root via 'adduser' ...
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useradd instead of adduser,

So I installed Ubuntu 13.04, set up sftp, that's all good. Setting up vsftpd for regular FTP users (we need those too, sadly. sftp isn't for good for all our purposes), i accidently used useradd to ...
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useradd: cannot lock /etc/subuid; try again later

So, while trying to upgrade to 14.04 I encountered this error: Could not calculate the upgrade An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade. Please report this bug against the ...
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How to create multiple users during installation?

Now these days I am working on a Ubuntu customization project. In which I want to add this feature that Customizes OS can be able to create 2 users automatically during the installation. User can be ...
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sudo useradd wont make home directory

I have an automatic script which works, only it just never makes a home directory. The data is extracted from a database. Heres the script: $SQL -s -e "SELECT uid, password FROM registrations WHERE ...
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How many users can I create with useradd without having a visible performace degradation

Assuming that I have a PC with 2GHz processor, 4GB RAM. How many users can I create with useradd without noticing a visible change in performance in server file operations like (copying files form ...
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What is the difference between adduser and useradd?

What is the difference between the commands adduser and useradd?
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Problem in creating all default directories while adding a new user account in Ubuntu 12.04?

I am facing a bizarre problem recently in Ubuntu 12.04 while adding a new user. User adding command such as useradd -d /home/username -s /bin/bash -m username in the terminal only creates a ...
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On Ubuntu 12.04 is /etc/skel/ the correct place to put extra files for new users?

On Ubuntu 12.04 is /etc/skel/ the correct place to put extra files for new users? In the Linux Administration Handbook it mentions files from /usr/local/lib/skel which doesn't seem like an ...
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Ubuntu command 'adduser' is not creating directory 'usertes' in '/home'

I have been creating a user with command adduser, but it did not create directory /home/usertes, # adduser usertes And this happens if I delete the user with command userdel: # userdel usertes ...
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switching to new user limits console capabilities

I'm creating a new user: groupadd sybase useradd -g sybase -d /opt/sybase sybase passwd sybase chown sybase:sybase /opt/sybase chown sybase:sybase /var/sybase then switch to this user: su - sybase ...
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Cannot login to newly created user account

Trying to switch accounts to my newly created account I get a black screen and then it takes me back to the main login screen after entering the correct password. Upon logging into my previously ...
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useradd: cannot lock /etc/passwd; try again later

Trying to add a user: useradd -c "test" -d /home/bbbbbbbb -e "01-jan-2013" -f 10 -g admin -p secretfgjdhdgd -s /bin/bash -u 123456 blobblob but getting: useradd: cannot lock /etc/passwd; try ...