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is it possible to create an additional directory when creating a user in linux?

Lets say i add a new user named suzi. When I do that, I want to create a home directory as usual under /home/suzi and in addition I would like to create another directory under /work/suzi/ which she owns and she could create her work stuff in.

People browsing the /work directory should only be able to access their own stuff ofc under /work/$USER

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    Did you get it to work yet? – Lenniey Apr 28 '17 at 11:24
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man adduser:

If the file /usr/local/sbin/adduser.local exists, it will be executed after the user account has been set up in order to do any local setup. The arguments passed to adduser.local are: username uid gid home-directory The environment variable VERBOSE is set according to the following rule:

0 if --quiet is specified

1 if neither --quiet nor --debug is specified

2 if --debug is specified

(The same applies to the variable DEBUG, but DEBUG is deprecated and will be removed in a later version of adduser.)

This should be exactly what you want. (If you are on a Debian distro at least)

Edit: or if it's OK to add the directory in /home/username/workor whatever, you can use SKEL:

adduser will copy files from SKEL into the home directory and prompt for finger (gecos) information and a password. The gecos may also be set with the --gecos option. With the --disabled-login option, the account will be created but will be disabled until a password is set. The --disabled-password option will not set a password, but login is still possible (for example with SSH RSA keys).

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