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USER(8)                   BSD System Manager's Manual                  USER(8)

NAME
     user -- manage user login information on the system

SYNOPSIS
     user add -D [-b base-dir] [-e expiry-time] [-f inactive-time]
          [-g gid/name/=uid] [-L login-class] [-r low..high]
     user add [-Smov] [-G secondary-group] [-b base-dir] [-c comment]
          [-d home-dir] [-e expiry-time] [-f inactive-time] [-g gid/name/=uid]
          [-k skel-dir] [-L login-class] [-p password] [-r low..high]
          [-s shell] [-u uid] user
     user del -D [-p preserve-value]
     user del [-Sprv] user
     user info [-ev] user
     user mod [-Smov] [-G secondary-group] [-c comment] [-d home-dir]
          [-e expiry-time] [-f inactive-time] [-g gid/name/=uid]
          [-L login-class] [-l new-login] [-p password] [-s shell] [-u uid]
          user

DESCRIPTION
     The user utility acts as a frontend to the useradd(8), usermod(8),
     userinfo(8), and userdel(8) commands.

     For a full explanation of the options, please see the relevant manual
     page.

     The user utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

FILES
     /etc/skel/.[A-z]*             Skeleton files for new user
     /etc/usermgmt.conf            Configuration file for user, group(8) and
                                   those backend commands
     /usr/share/examples/usermgmt  A directory containing examples for user
                                   and group(8)

SEE ALSO
     chpass(1), group(5), passwd(5), usermgmt.conf(5), useradd(8), userdel(8),
     userinfo(8), usermod(8)

HISTORY
     The user utility first appeared in NetBSD 1.5.  It is based on the
     addnerd package by the same author.

AUTHORS
     The user utility was written by Alistair G. Crooks
     agcATNetBSD.org.

BSD                            January 14, 2004                            BSD