January 31, 2016

Ch. 33. Creating accounts with useradd.

I run ubuntu 14.04.
This course page notes that 'useradd' creates home directory and adds login shell entry to /etc/passwd, but it doesn't.
And when I invoke 'man useradd' it gives

useradd is a low level utility for adding users. On Debian, administrators should usually use adduser(8) instead.

So maybe it is a typo? Does useradd on non-debian systems behave differently?

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