In this article i will show how you can add and remove user on Ubuntu 20.04. This will be very basic steps on linux user administration.
1) How to create new user.
Note : Please note that this command need to be performed with user with administrative privileged or already in sudo group member :
$ sudo adduser linodelinux
Sample output :
... Adding user `linodelinux' ... Adding new group `linodelinux' (1001) ... Adding new user `linodelinux' (1001) with group `linodelinux' ... Creating home directory `/home/linodelinux' ... Copying files from `/etc/skel' ... New password: Retype new password: passwd: password updated successfully Changing the user information for linodelinux Enter the new value, or press ENTER for the default Full Name : Room Number : Work Phone : Home Phone : Other : Is the information correct? [Y/n] y
2) How to delete the user, invoke the deluser command and pass the username :
$ sudo deluser user1
Note : However above command will not remove the user files.
3) If you want to completely delete the user and its home directory and mail spool, use the –remove-home flag:
$ sudo deluser --remove-home user1