Linux User Default Files

Hacker Girl

This is post 7 of 11 in the series “The Linux Command Line” When a new user is created, the default files and directories that are created are stored in /etc/skel. This directory can be modified to fit your needs. Modifications will only affect new users; they do not change anything for existing users.

Group Information

Where group information is stored Group information is stored in /etc/group. This file should be changed with the usermod, groupadd and groupmod commands. The format of each line is: Group name Group password (hardly ever used) Group ID User names (separated by commas) Each field is separated by a colon.

Linux Shells

Glenn Norman

This is post 3 of 11 in the series “The Linux Command Line” Boot, login, and start Secure Telnet/Secure Shell or PuTTY. Log in with your UNM user name and password. Check Your Shell Command: echo $SHELL Your answer may be: /bin/sh # the Bourne shell /bin/csh # the C shell /bin/bash # the Bourne …

Using the Linux Command Line

Glenn Norman

This is post 1 of 11 in the series “The Linux Command Line” Objectives Understanding Linux file systems, users and groups, and permissions. Becoming familiar with basic navigational commands, built-in and binary executables, and advanced functions available at the bash command line. Learning how to use special permissions on executables and directories to manage availability …