What is useradd and adduser? Two major commands for user management are adduser and useradd. The difference between adduser and useradd is that adduser is used to add users with setting up account’s home folder and other settings while useradd is a low-level utility command to add users.
Is useradd and adduser the same? The commands adduser and useradd are used to create such Users. The main difference is that adduser sets up user folders, directories, and other necessary functions easily, whereas useradd creates a new user without adding the directories as mentioned above and settings.
How do I add adduser? To add/create a new user, you’ve to follow the command ‘useradd’ or ‘adduser’ with ‘username’. The ‘username’ is a user login name, that is used by a user to login into the system. Only one user can be added and that username must be unique (different from other usernames already exists on the system).
What does adduser mean in Linux? adduser command in Linux is used to add a new user to your current Linux machine. This command allows you to modify the configurations of the user which is to be created. It is similar to the useradd command in Linux. The adduser command is much interactive as compared to useradd command.