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adduser.conf

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NAME

/etc/adduser.conf - configuration file for adduser(8) and addgroup(8).  

DESCRIPTION

The file /etc/adduser.conf contains defaults for the programs adduser(8) and addgroup(8). Each option takes the form option = value. Double or single quotes are allowed around the value. Comment lines must have a pound sign (#) in the first line.

The valid configuration options are:

DSHELL
The login shell to be used for all new users. Defaults to /bin/bash.
DHOME
The directory in which new home directories should be created. Defaults to /home.
GROUPHOMES
If this is set to yes, the the home directories will be created as /home/[groupname]/user. Defaults to no.
LETTERHOMES
If this is set to yes, then the home directories created will have an extra directory inserted which is the first letter of the loginname. For example: /home/u/user. Defaults to no.
SKEL
The directory from which skeletal user configuration files should be copied. Defaults to /etc/skel.
FIRST_SYSTEM_UID and LAST_SYSTEM_UID
specify an inclusive range of dynamically allocated system user UIDs. Default to 100 - 999.
FIRST_UID and LAST_UID
specify an inclusive range of dynamically allocated normal user UIDs. Default to 1000 - 29999.
USERGROUPS
If this is set to yes, then each created user will be given their own group to use and their home directories will be g+s. If this is no, then each created user will be placed in the group whose GID is USERS_GID (see below). The default is yes.
USERS_GID
If USERGROUPS is no, then USERS_GID is the GID given to all newly-created users. The default value is 100.
QUOTAUSER
If set to a nonempty value, new users will have quotas copied from that user. The default is empty.
DIR_MODE
If set to a valid value (e.g. 0755 or 755), directories created will have the specified permissions. Otherwise 0755 is used as default.
SETGID_HOME
If this is set to yes, then home directories for users with their own group ( USERGROUPS=yes ) will have the setgid bit set. This was the default setting for adduser versions << 3.13. Unfortunately it has some bad side effects, so we no longer do this per default. If you want it nevertheless you can still activate it here.
 

FILES

/etc/adduser.conf  

SEE ALSO

adduser(8)


 

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