Create a new user. See also: `users`, `userdel`, `usermod` - useradd

Create a new user. See also: users, userdel, usermod. More information: https://manned.org/useradd.

  • Create a new user:

sudo useradd {{username}}

  • Create a new user with the specified user id:

sudo useradd --uid {{id}} {{username}}

  • Create a new user with the specified shell:

sudo useradd --shell {{path/to/shell}} {{username}}

  • Create a new user belonging to additional groups (mind the lack of whitespace):

sudo useradd --groups {{group1,group2,...}} {{username}}

  • Create a new user with the default home directory:

sudo useradd --create-home {{username}}

  • Create a new user with the home directory filled by template directory files:

sudo useradd --skel {{path/to/template_directory}} --create-home {{username}}

  • Create a new system user without the home directory:

sudo useradd --system {{username}}