pauls at utdallas.edu
Mon Aug 23 12:25:44 PDT 2004
--On Saturday, August 21, 2004 08:16:16 PM -0600 Jon Drews
<jon.drews at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 22 Aug 2004 01:59:23 GMT, Emon <jadukor at gawab.com> wrote:
>> Second, I did create a new user, but I wasn't sure wich group to
>> put it in, so I kept the GROUP field blank. Now I can't su to
>> root cos it say that I am not in the right goup(wheel). So what
>> does it mean & how do I solve this prob?
> Edit the /etc/group file and add your new account like so:
Just curious....why would you do this rather than using pw?
pw usermod username -G wheel
I've always thought it was a bad idea to edit the passwd and groups file
directly, because the dbs don't get built that way.
Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
Adjunct Information Security Officer
The University of Texas at Dallas
AVIEN Founding Member
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