Create new user on Ubuntu

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How do I create a new user on Ubuntu?
Jan 10 in Linux Administration by Eric

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Hey @Eric, 

Follow these steps:

  • Go to your terminal 
  • Execute this command

sudo useradd -d /home/path/ -m user-name

  • It might show a working saying 
useradd: warning: the home directory already exists.
Not copying any file from skel directory into it.
  • But it's just a warning and not an error so your user has been created and now you can set a password.
sudo passwd user-name
  • This command will promt you to type and retype the password.
  • You know the password is succesfully updated when you see this message
passwd: password updated successfully

answered Jan 10 by Noah

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