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Old 08-01-2001
Question creatin user account

hi all, i m tryin to create a new account on the unix work station. do i use 'useradd' command? can u guyz advice on the usage of 'useradd' command as it can comes with 'useradd -D' or 'useradd -e'
thanks Smilie
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Old 08-01-2001
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man# man useradd
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USERADD(8) USERADD(8)

NAME
useradd - Create a new user or update default new user
information

SYNOPSIS
useradd [-c comment] [-d home_dir]
[-e expire_date] [-f inactive_time]
[-g initial_group] [-G group[,...]]
[-m [-k skeleton_dir]] [-p passwd]
[-s shell] [-u uid [ -o]] login

useradd -D [-g default_group] [-b default_home]
[-f default_inactive] [-e default_expire_date]
[-s default_shell]


-e default_expire_date
The date on which the user account is disabled.

Changing the default values
When invoked with the -D option, useradd will either dis-
play the current default values, or update the default
values from the command line.
Use -D if you want to change the defaults. If you have not done this before, you may not want to do this just yet Smilie As for expire day -e that depends on your security policy and how much grief you want to give users. Perhaps others care to give guidelines on this? (30? 60? 90? days)
 

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