How do I manage users and groups in Linux?
- adduser : add a user to the system.
- userdel : delete a user account and related files.
- addgroup : add a group to the system.
- delgroup : remove a group from the system.
- usermod : modify a user account.
- chage : change user password expiry information.
How do I add a user in Linux? How to Create a New User in Linux. To create a new user account, invoke the useradd command followed by the name of the user. When executed without any option, useradd creates a new user account using the default settings specified in the /etc/default/useradd file.
How do I edit a group in Linux? To modify an existing group in Linux, the groupmod command is used. Using this command you can change the GID of a group, set the group password and change the name of a group. Interestingly enough, you can’t use the groupmod command to add a user to a group. Instead, the usermod command with the -G option is used.
How does groups work in Linux?
- Every process belongs to a user (like julia )
- When a process tries to read a file owned by a group, Linux a) checks if the user julia can access the file, and b) checks which groups julia belongs to, and whether any of those groups owns & can access that file.