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Linux adduser command needs --home Dir option
New account with “adduser user”
After ssh into root@ipAddress, I tried to create a new user account as “Initial Server Setup with Ubuntu 14.04” suggested. The new account was created, but with some anomalies:
- No “user@hostname” in the shell prompt
- No /home/user directory
- No /bin/bash shown in /etc/passwd
- Unable to “deluser user”
after “adduser leon” and login as leon:
uid=1000(leon) gid=1000(leon) groups=1000(leon),27(sudo)
$ grep -i leon /etc/passwd
$ su root
root@Leon-Ubuntu:/# deluser leon
leon' ...leon’ has no more members.
userdel: user leon is currently used by process 2060
/usr/sbin/deluser: `/usr/sbin/userdel leon’ returned error code 8. Exiting.
Then I tried the “–home Dir” option
and it works well.
root@Leon-Ubuntu:/# adduser –home /home/leon2 leon2
root@Leon-Ubuntu:/# grep -i leon /etc/passwd
root@Leon-Ubuntu:/# ls /home/
root@Leon-Ubuntu:/# deluser leon2
leon2' ...leon2’ has no more members.
Is there an explanation about this?
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