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    creating new users

    i've been advised that i shouldn't just use the main admin acount 'root'
    instead I should create another account. Problem is I don't know how to do this, do you? and if you do can you tell me please.
    kthxbye.

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    at the linux shell as root.. Type useradd whatever.. Whatever being the new user.. Then type passwd whatever.. To set the password for your new user...
    "Serenity is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it."

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    rebmeM roineS enilnOitnA steve.milner's Avatar
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    There are often GUI methods of doing this.

    What distro/flavour of linux are you using?

    Steve
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    i'm using slackware 9.1
    kthxbye.

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    so since u using slackware, just use the useradd command.
    But before u add any user, just type this cammand:

    man useradd

    and see wht it has to tell you

    The FACT that people ignore FACTS
    doesnt mean that FACTS are not FACTS

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    rebmeM roineS enilnOitnA steve.milner's Avatar
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    Originally posted here by philias.fog.
    i'm using slackware 9.1
    kthxbye.
    Sorry, no experience of Slackware.

    Steve
    IT, e-commerce, Retail, Programme & Project Management, EPoS, Supply Chain and Logistic Services. Yorkshire. http://www.bigi.uk.com

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    Thanks very much, that worked perfectly.

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