create-user primitive

Manik Taneja manik at
Wed Jan 18 17:37:23 UTC 2017

On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 4:33 AM, Gustavo Niemeyer <gustavo at>

> Don't see a reason to go beyond not listing it. The command works fine,
> including proper help and reasonable error messages.
> The reason it prevents creating users when one already exists is so we
> don't see scripts opening back doors by mistake. As Michael points out,
> this may be overriden with --force-managed.
> i would suggest that we document this somewhere. the only way i knew about
its existence was the fact that i had seen the primitive in an earlier
version of snapd. for others who are not familiar, this might not even show
up on their radar.

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