Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

i'm using Debian Squeeze.

I just wondered if there is a simple console (maybe curses) based user-management-tool for Debian?

I'm not looking for something bloated like YAST, but for somthing simple like there is with sysv-rc-conf for runlevel editing.

I know there is WebMin, which can do this and much much more... But it doesn't feel good for me to expose the whole Linux-System to the internet.

Is there something like a console-based WebMin?


share|improve this question
up vote 3 down vote accepted

adduser runs fine in a console.

share|improve this answer
yeah, i know... i was looking for something more comfortable... maybe something that lists me all users on a system, lets me edit them in a comfortable way etc... without having to type less/etc/passwd, addgrp passwd and so on every time :) Like i mentioned with the example of runlevels: I could manage runlevels by making symlinks under /etc/init.d/... as well. But its more comfortable with sysv-rc-conf. Get what i mean? – crushervx Jul 10 '12 at 10:33
@crushervx If you're the admin for a Linux server, you might as well stop fighting against the well established, well documented, and widely used native tools. – EEAA Jul 10 '12 at 13:00

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.