add a user

Stew Schneider stew.schneider at
Sat Feb 3 13:04:38 UTC 2007

The "UID" is an identification number only, rather than a permission. 
The fact that the new user has a higher number than you have only 
indicates that he was added after you, not that he has a "higher" 
permission to access files.

Permissions are another matter altogether. You might try Googling for 
file permissions and read up on it. It's really very powerful, and will 
take more than a note to do it justice.

Good luck!


Harold Hartley wrote:
> I am trying to add a user, but what is the UID suppose to be for a user 
> to use the same machine as my self, but I don't want them to have admin 
> access.
> When I try to add a user, it sets the UID at 1001 when I myself is UID 1000.
> I hope someone can tell me where I can find something to tell me what 
> the UID levels for what I want a user to access.
> Harold

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