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Written by Zack MIlls   
Friday, 08 January 2010 12:48

To add a user. NOTE: do not use the useradd command.

# sudo adduser <username>

To see the options for adding a user try the man command.

# man adduser



You might also wish to create a new group for your users.

# sudo addgroup <groupname>

To add a new user to a existing group you would do this:

# sudo adduser <username> audio

To add an existing user to an existing group you can use the same command:

# sudo adduser <username> <groupname>


# sudo usermod -G <groupname> <username>