Cliff Sarginson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > I tried the simple act of adding a user to my system. > It failed, repeatingly asking me for a user name I had already given. > You should not have to have the brain of Einstein in order to put a new > user on your system.
You misunderstood the first part of adduser which is the configuration part (done once). Here's a sample session from my machine: # adduser ,----[ configuration part ] | /etc/adduser.conf: No such file or directory | Use option ``-silent'' if you don't want to see all warnings and questions. | | Check /etc/shells | Check /etc/master.passwd | Check /etc/group | Usernames must match regular expression: | [^[a-z0-9_][a-z0-9_-]*$]: | Enter your default shell: bash csh date no sh tcsh zsh [sh]: bash | Your default shell is: bash -> /usr/local/bin/bash | Enter your default HOME partition: [/home]: /usr/users | Copy dotfiles from: /usr/share/skel no [/usr/share/skel]: | Send message from file: /etc/adduser.message no | [/etc/adduser.message]: | Use passwords (y/n) [y]: | | Write your configuration to /etc/adduser.conf? (y/n) [y]: `---- Ok, let's go. Don't worry about mistakes. I will give you the chance later to correct any input. ,----[ first entered user ] | Enter username [^[a-z0-9_][a-z0-9_-]*$]: testuser | Enter full name : Test User | Enter shell bash csh date no sh tcsh zsh [bash]: | Enter home directory (full path) [/usr/users/testuser]: | Uid : | Enter login class: default : | Login group testuser [testuser]: | Login group is ``testuser''. Invite testuser into other groups: guest no | [no]: | Enter password : | Enter password again : | | Name: testuser | Password: **** | Fullname: Test User | Uid: 1000 | Gid: 1000 (testuser) | Class: | Groups: testuser | HOME: /usr/users/testuser | Shell: /usr/local/bin/bash | OK? (y/n) [y]: `---- So, you should keep the regexp at the beginning and set up a adduser.conf according to your needs. The rest is mainly hitting the return key. norbert. To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message