Migrating user accounts from linux to freebsd

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Tue Apr 20 11:21:04 PDT 2004

Brian Sheehan <brian.sheehan at ul.ie> writes:

> 8) On both the linux box and the freebsd one, each user has its own
> group (of the same name of the user). For any users migrated from the
> linux machine to the bsd one, I also copied the corresponding entries
> from linux:/etc/group to freebsd:/etc/group. I hadn't seen anyone
> suggest doing this, but I can't see why it would be problem, and it
> seems to work fine.

adduser(8) does exactly this (by default).

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