The Linux command line is a powerful tool that allows users to perform a variety of tasks, including adding new users. In this tutorial, we will show you how to add a new user with username “john”, password “password”, and home directory “/home/john” using the Linux command line. We will also discuss the various options available when creating a new user. By the end of this tutorial, you will have a better understanding of how to add a new user in Linux.
useradd -m -d /home/john -p password john
To add a new user with username “john”, password “password”, and home directory “/home/john”, use the following Linux command:
useradd -d /home/john -m -s /bin/bash john
This will create the user account with the specified home directory. To set the password for the user, use the following command:
echo "john:password" | chpasswd
This will set the password for the user. To verify that the user has been created, use the following command:
This will list all the users on the system. The newly created user should be listed at the bottom of the list.