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How to use the useradd and adduser command in Linux ?


This article covers how to use both Useradd and adduser command in linux. In fact, Useradd and adduser are two commands that are used to create new user accounts in Linux. Useradd requires a more complex syntax, but provides more options for setting user attributes. Adduser provides a simpler syntax and fewer options, but is easier to use.


How to fix Useradd and Adduser Command Not Found in Ubuntu ?

If you are using Ubuntu and you encounter the error "useradd: command not found" or "adduser: command not found", it means that the useradd and adduser commands are not installed on your system. This can be fixed by installing the shadow package. Here's how:


1. Open the Terminal window.


2. Use the following command to install the shadow package:

$ sudo apt-get install shadow


3. Enter your password when prompted.


4. Once the installation is complete, you can use the useradd and adduser commands.


5. To create a user, use the following command:

$ useradd <username>


6. To set the user’s password, use the following command:

$ passwd <username>


7. Enter the password twice when prompted.


That's it! You have now successfully installed the shadow package and fixed the useradd and adduser command not found errors.



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