users and groups - thanks
derek at pointerstop.ca
Wed Dec 31 14:00:33 UTC 2008
Brian Astill wrote:
> On Sunday 28 December 2008 12:50:13 Thomas Sprinkmeier wrote:
>> 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 fear?
> I cannot understand why some people are so defensive on this
What's defensive about the question? All the command line tools are there -
but I can't see a simple way to make them move visible.
> The fact is that the sysadmin GUI tools are incomplete
> and thus misleading. In the particular case the GUI tool would
> not allow me to allocate more than one group to a user I wished
> to create.
Except that it does....
> Had I not _known_ that this was possible I would have
> made no further enquiry - usermod and other useful variants had
> been effectively hidden from me.
How are they hidden? They're exactly as accessible as any other command
> THE answer to many such issues might be to install webmin by
> default (thanks to the person who suggested webmin).
Now THAT is going to get defensive responses. Webmin is heartily disliked
by many. Personally, I think there's nothing wrong with webmin, itself, but
many of the webmin modules are pathetic.
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