What is usermod used for? The usermod command is one of the several Linux commands system administrators have at their disposal for user management. It is used to modify existing user account details, such as username, password, home directory location, default shell, and more.
How do I run a usermod command?
- Note: usermod command needs to be executed only as a root user.
- To add a comment for a user.
- To change the home directory of a user.
- To change the expiry date of a user.
- To change the group of a user.
- To change user login name.
Which command usermod moves user home directory? Move User Home Directory to New location
You can use the options ‘-d’ and ‘-m’ to move the existing user files from current home directory to a new home directory. Check for the account and it’s current home directory.
How do I add a usermod? To add an existing user account to a group on your system, use the usermod command, replacing examplegroup with the name of the group you want to add the user to and exampleusername with the name of the user you want to add.