User administration

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passwd: change password
useradd: add a user!

useradd, adduser, superadduser

useradd is the low level executable. Its use is recommended in scripts and required when no other alternative exist.

adduser can be one of several things depending on your distribution. In Debian and derivatives, adduser is an interactive (?) script which serves as a wrapper for useradd. In Fedora and derivatives, adduser is a symbolic link to useradd. In gentoo, use superadduser instead.

superadduser in Slackware and Gentoo (app-admin/superadduser), superadduser is an interactive script, a wrapper for useradd. The script will ask you a series of questions allowing you to quickly and easily add new users, while giving you the freedom to override default settings.

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