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Re: baby steps part 1



On Tue, Dec 02, 2003 at 02:29:18PM -0500, James wrote:
> 
> Instead  of  manually editing  the  passwd  and/or group  file,  maybe
> afterboot(8)  and  su(1)  should  tell the  user  to  use  usermod(8).
> 
> Functionally both methods  work, but usermod is  for "modify(ing) user
> login information".
> 

Well, afterboot(8) does not suggest editing /etc/passwd by hand. It does
suggest editing /etc/group by hand, though. Since the section is mainly
about adding new users, I don't think usermod(8) is so relevant. Maybe a
pointer to groupadd(8)...

jmc.
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