LPI Linux Certification/Manage User And Group Accounts And Related System Files

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Candidates should be able to add, remove, suspend and change user accounts.

  • Key knowledge area(s):
    • Add, modify and remove users and groups.
    • Manage user/group info in password/group databases.
    • Create and manage special purpose and limited accounts.
  • The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
    • /etc/passwd
    • /etc/shadow
    • /etc/group
    • /etc/skel
    • chage
    • groupadd
    • groupdel
    • groupmod
    • passwd
    • useradd
    • userdel
    • usermod