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> Adding Existing User To A Group
post Nov 28 2004, 03:03 PM
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I'm having problems here ... searching tells me to do this

if user robert exists... and there is a group www
to add robert to www
just type

adduser robert www

but this aint working...

how can one do this besides

vipw (manually) ?

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post Nov 29 2004, 11:38 PM
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if you want to add a user to a group of which user and group already exists you use 'usermod'

for example in your case you would use

usermod -Gwww robert

and if you want to add 'robert' to multiple groups you would do the following

usermod -Gwww,group2,group3 robert


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