CLI user administration?

Todd Slater dontodd at
Thu Jan 19 17:23:00 UTC 2006

On 1/19/06, Jordan Miller <jmil at> wrote:
> hello,
> I have searched Google and all Ubuntu sites I can find. I am sure
> there is a simple answer, but I do not know the name of the command.
> How can I administer user accounts using only the command line?
> I have a headless Ubuntu install (5.10) serving as a webserver, but i
> need to add a few admin user accounts. I found the new unofficial
> ubuntu guide at:
> Ubuntu#Users_Administration , but alas, the instructions require a GUI.

man useradd
man groupadd


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