How do I see all users and groups in Linux? In order to list users on Linux, you have to execute the “cat” command on the “/etc/passwd” file. When executing this command, you will be presented with the list of users currently available on your system. Alternatively, you can use the “less” or the “more” command in order to navigate within the username list.
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.
Can a user belong to more than one group? Yes, a user can be member of multiple groups: Users are organized into groups, every users is in at least one group, and may be in other groups. Group membership gives you special access to files and directories which are permitted to that group.
How do I add users to multiple groups? To add an existing user to multiple secondary groups, use the usermod command with -G option and the name of the groups with comma. In this example, we are going to add the user2 into mygroup and mygroup1 . Let me see the output using id command. Yes, user2 is successfully added into mygroup and mygroup1 .