Add Delete Modify Users Unix

Add Delete Modify Users Unix

To add delete modify users on Unix you could use below commands which mentioned separately:

  • Add user: $ sudo adduser new_username OR $¬†sudo useradd new_username
  • Delete user: $ sudo userdel username
    Then delete home directory of deleted user : $ sudo rm -r /home/username
  • Modify user name of user: $ usermod -l new_username old_username
  • Change password: $ sudo passwd username
  • Change shell for user: $ sudo chsh username
  • To change user real name: $ sudo chfn username

For more information please refer Unbuntu manual here

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