users and groups - thanks

Thomas Sprinkmeier thomas.sprinkmeier at
Sun Dec 28 02:20:13 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-12-28 at 09:28 +1030, Brian Astill wrote:
> Thanks for the helpful comments and advice.
> I guess my one criticism of Ubuntu is that it tends to hide 
> commands like usermod and leave people like me suspicious when 
> the need arises to use them.

Can you think of a way to un-'hide' it, preferably without sending
command-line shy first-timers running behind the sofa and cowering in

Anyway, if you don't want to use the 'hidden' commands you could always

      * System->Administration->Users and Groups
      * Unlock
      * Manage Groups
      * Select the group Properties, add users.

> But hey!  It's a good distro in so many other ways .....

I guess you can't please all of the people all of the time :-)

Linux is not a code base. Or a distro. Or a kernel. It's an attitude.
And it's not about Open Source.
It's about a bunch of people who still think vi is a good config UI.

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