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Old 07-27-2011
Adding a new user to Unix


I have my new Unix machine setup. Its just have one user root.
I need to create a new user and add it to a group. I want this user to have privileges as root(run all command).
I know i need to use useradd command for this.My question is:
1) To which group i should add my user? DO i need to create a group too.
2) For doing SUDO (be able to run command as root) , how should i modify the /etc/sudoers file ?

Please help.
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Old 07-27-2011
The answer will depend on your flavor of Linux/UNIX, but in general:
It's not a good practice to add a user to root group.
Instead, create a sudo entry for the wheel group in /etc/sudoers.

Editing directly /etc/passwd and setting the accound ID to 0 is the very wrong way.

Go for sudoers, the man pages of your distro should have the answer.
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Old 07-27-2011
Thanks sysgate for the info.
I will look into it.
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