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Thursday, 14 September 2017

usermod Linux Command

usermod

usermod [options] user
System administration command. Modify user account information.

Options

-c comment
Comment field.

-d dir
Home directory.

-e date
Account expiration date. date is in the format MM/DD/YYYY; two-digit year fields are also accepted. The value is stored as the number of days since January 1, 1970. This option requires the use of shadow passwords.

-f days
Permanently disable account this many days after the password has expired. A value of -1 disables this feature. This option requires the use of shadow passwords.

-g group
Initial group name or number.

-G groups
Supplementary groups given by name or number in a comma-separated list with no whitespace. user will be removed from any groups to which it currently belongs that are not included in groups.

-l name
Login name. This cannot be changed while the user is logged in.

-L
Lock user's password by putting a ! in front of it. This option cannot be used with -p or -U.

-o
Override. Accept a nonunique uid with the -u option.

-p pw
Encrypted password, as returned from crypt(3).

-s shell
Login shell.

-u uid
Numerical user ID. The value must be unique unless the -o option is used. Any files owned by user in the user's home directory will have their user ID changed automatically. Files outside of the home directory will not be changed. user should not be executing any processes while this is changed.

-U
Unlock the user's password by removing the ! that -L put in front of it. This option cannot be used with -p or -L.
Annamalai Thangaraj

Annamalai is working as Technical Lead in Leading Telecom company with 5+ years experience in Identity and Access Management , Telecom and Networks, BigData, Java, Spring, Struts, Hibernate, AngularJS, and Enterprise Web Application Development.

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Item Reviewed: usermod Linux Command Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Annamalai Thangaraj