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adduser

User addition utility. More information: https://manpages.debian.org/latest/adduser/adduser.html.

  • Create a new user with a default home directory and prompt the user to set a password:

adduser {{username}}

  • Create a new user without a home directory:

adduser --no-create-home {{username}}

  • Create a new user with a home directory at the specified path:

adduser --home {{path/to/home}} {{username}}

  • Create a new user with the specified shell set as the login shell:

adduser --shell {{path/to/shell}} {{username}}

  • Create a new user belonging to the specified group:

adduser --ingroup {{group}} {{username}}

  • Add an existing user to the specified group:

adduser {{username}} {{group}}