What is a 'system account file'?
Detlef.Lechner at gmx.net
Thu Feb 11 14:14:44 UTC 2010
On Thu, 2010-02-11 at 12:23 +0000, Avi Greenbury wrote:
> Detlef Lechner wrote:
> > man usermod: "DESCRIPTION: The usermod command modifies the system
> > account files to reflect the changes that are specified on the command
> > line."
> > What is a 'system account file'?
> There's three, as pertaining to users, generally:
> /etc/passwd user configuration
> /etc/groups group configuration
> /etc/shadow user passwords
> /etc/gshadow secure group configuration
> There's more info here:
I believe that your answer only partially meets my question. For
why does Ubuntu consider it necessary to create a user account named
kernoops (which it does in /etc/passwd)?
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