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Essential Linux® Administration: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners by Serge Palladino, Chuck Easttom

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Chapter 5. User and Group Management

Managing users and groups is a very common administrative task. One could argue that it is the most fundamental administrative task for any network administrator. In this chapter, we will show you how to manage users, first from the shell and then from KDE and GNOME.

Obviously, your system will require users. Setting up user accounts and managing them is important. For example, deactivating accounts that are no longer needed is a standard security measure. The topics in this chapter are relatively easy to understand and implement, but are crucial to successful network administration.

From the Shell

There are a number of shell commands you can use to add users, change users, alter users, work with groups, or perform ...

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