How to add a user in ubuntu 16.04 with only one single line with useradd

June 23, 2017 3.7k views
Ubuntu Linux Commands

Hello everyone has anyone idea how to add a user with only one line in ubuntu 16.04 with useradd. I want this for creating an web app using php. Thanks for replying.

2 Answers

Not a lot @jtittle i mean to add for example useradd username password like this


The shortest way would be:

useradd username

Where username is the username of the user you’re trying to add, i.e:

useradd sammy

After running the above command, a new basic user named sammy will be added to the system.

That said, the only adds a user to the system. That’s all that command is intended for, though there are a few other options, such as setting the users’ home directory, shell, etc.

Changes to the user can be done using usermod.

Let me know if that helps :-).

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