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Add User To System

To add a new user to the system, we can use useradd command.

Create A User

Step 1

$ sudo useradd -m {USER_NAME}

Note: -m or --create-home argument here creates home directory as well.

Step 2

To be able to login into the new user, we need to set password first.

$ sudo passwd {USER_NAME}

Create A User with specific login shell

To create a user with specific login shell, we can pass -s or --shell argument.

$ sudo useradd -s /usr/bin/zsh {USER_NAME}

Add User to sudo group

In order to run commands as root, we can add user to sudo group by using usermod command.

$ usermod -aG sudo {USER_NAME}