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    how to list of Groups on ubuntu server

    how to list of Groups on ubuntu server,


    and how to create user on ubuntu server

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    Re: how to list of Groups on ubuntu server

    Code:
    cat /etc/group
    will list all the groups, including ones used only by the system. Just typing
    Code:
    groups
    will list all the groups of which the current user is a member. To add a user use
    Code:
    sudo useradd name
    To add a user to a specific group use
    Code:
    sudo usermod -G name-of-group -a 'name-of-user'
    For more information on all these -- and it's really a good idea to make sure you know what you're doing before doing system-level commands -- you can type
    Code:
    info command-name
    or
    Code:
    man command-name
    For instance "man useradd".

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    Re: how to list of Groups on ubuntu server

    I did this without adding the -a option so now I no longer have root access, and oddly enough the admin group is no longer in the /etc/group file. Does anyone know how to recover from such a scenario? The link:
    http://ccollins.wordpress.com/2007/0...ubuntu-groups/

    talks about a similar situation but does not talk about how to add the admin group back into the /etc/group file. It's easy to edit back in but what number do you assign it?

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    Re: how to list of Groups on ubuntu server

    This is a really old thread. Closed. Please start a new thread.
    Last edited by matt_symes; September 20th, 2012 at 05:07 PM.
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