On Fri, 25 Jun 2004 09:00:19 -0400 Bill Moran <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Matthew Seaman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > On Fri, Jun 25, 2004 at 08:30:25AM -0400, Bill Moran wrote: > > > Matthew Seaman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > > > > On Thu, Jun 24, 2004 at 11:58:41PM -0400, James Bell wrote: > > > > > > > > > > I have BSD UNIX. > > > > > > > > > > What commands should I use from the root to create a new user. > > > > > > > > Essentially: > > > > > > > > # pw useradd -n name -m > > > > # passwd name > > > > > > > > I suggest that you immediately read the pw(8) man page and the > > > > appropriate section of the Handbook: > > > > > > > > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/users.html > > > > > > Um ... no offense, Matt, but isn't that a bit overly difficult for a > > > new user? > > > > I think that's an unreasonably pessimistic view of the capabilities of > > new users. > > Not what I intended. > > > pw(8) is not (IMHO) particularly difficult to use. > > Agreed. > > > Yes, > > there are a lot of different options for doing various things, but if > > you adopt the principle of not fiddling with the bits you don't (yet) > > understand, pw(8) basically does the right thing. pw(8) also has a > > very nifty feature where you can just stick 'help' into the command > > line and it tells you what options are available. > > My point was that adduser walks you through all the steps required to > create a user (such as entering the GECOS stuff, and picking a shell, > creating a home directory (although you handled that with -m)) > > Personally, I understand pw, and yet I find adduser to simply be more > convenient. I guess that was my real point. The difficulty in user > managemet on a Unix system (to a new user) is not the commands > themselves, but all the various steps required to actually create a > useful user account. adduser puts those all together in a "wizard" > fashon, while pw gives you lots of opportunities to forget steps. > > > > Try adduser ... the manpage is pretty informative. > > > > TIMTOWTDI. > > OK, you're going to have to enlighten me by letting me know what that > abbreviation stands for. > heya bill, http://www.acronymfinder.com/af-query.asp?String=exact&Acronym=timtowtdi&Find=Find a handy resource to bookmark (or, if you use opera, integrate into your browser via search.ini -- not sure about how firefox/moz deals with this) cheers, epi > -- > Bill Moran > Potential Technologies > http://www.potentialtech.com > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"