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Is there a good tutorial out there on how to do user and group management in Linux?

For example in Ubuntu; I've been trying to find how to alter GECOS information about each user on command line, but there is no man page about it.


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This isn't the most fancy way of doing things, but I mostly just use VI when editing these things. Of course, I use useradd to create a user. But then I'll use vi to make changes.

For Ubuntu, I found a reference on how to manage users.

I don't know if Ubuntu has this command, but in Red Hat/Fedora and related distributions, there's a command system-config-users which is pretty self-explanatory.


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