users and groups

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at
Sat Dec 27 16:05:08 UTC 2008

Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> Karl F. Larsen wrote:
>>     If you want this user to be able to use another Desktop he must be 
>> given the Group that can use this. You do this with  addgroup as root.
> Wrong.  All addgroup does is add a group with the GID optionally
> specified on the command line.  It does not add users /to/ groups.  As
> the man page says, "The group is created with no users."  To add a user
> to the group, you use usermod as I already said.
>>     Make at least 3 new users with addusr and then just work with these 
>> users. You can login as one of the users and such. Great fun. This all 
>> works well.
> No, it really doesn't, as you would know if you tested.
> Matt Flaschen
    I didn't and do not plan to test. The big problem I see is the 
Ubuntu use of sudo to get root. Any user can do that making users and 
groups not work at all. How do you fix THAT?



	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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