lusermod man page

lusermod ā€” Modify an user

Synopsis

lusermod [OPTION]... user

Description

Modifies the user with name user.

Options

-c, --gecos=gecos

Set user's GECOS field to gecos. The GECOS field is traditionally used to store user's real name and other information.

-d, --directory=directory

Set user's home directory to directory.

-g, --gid=gid

Change user's primary group ID to gid. If group with ID gid does not exist, a warning is printed, but the operation is performed anyway.

-i, --interactive

Ask all questions when connecting to the user database, even if default answers are set up in libuser configuration.

-L, --lock

Lock user's account. This prevents logging in using user's password.

-l, --login=name

Rename user to name.

-m, --movedirectory

After changing user's home directory (using the -d option), move the old home directory to the new location.

-P, --plainpassword=password

Set user's password to password. Note that the password can be viewed while running lusermod using tools such as ps(1).

-p, --password=encrypted

Set user's password to the password represented by the hash encrypted. Note that the hash can be viewed while running lusermod using tools such as ps(1).

-s, --shell=shell

Set user's login shell to shell.

-U, --unlock

Unlock user's account.

-u, --uid=uid

Change user's user ID to uid.

--commonname=name

Set user's common name to name. This attribute is only supported in some backends (e.g.LDAP), and its support may have further limitations (e.g. LDAP schema rules).

--givenname=name

Set user's given name to name. This attribute is only supported in some backends (e.g.LDAP), and its support may have further limitations (e.g. LDAP schema rules).

--homephone=phone

Set user's home telephone number to phone. This attribute is only supported in some backends (e.g.LDAP), and its support may have further limitations (e.g. LDAP schema rules).

--roomnumber=room

Set user's room number to room. This attribute is only supported in some backends (e.g.LDAP), and its support may have further limitations (e.g. LDAP schema rules).

--surname=name

Set user's surname to name. This attribute is only supported in some backends (e.g.LDAP), and its support may have further limitations (e.g. LDAP schema rules).

--telephonenumber=phone

Set user's telephone number to phone. This attribute is only supported in some backends (e.g.LDAP), and its support may have further limitations (e.g. LDAP schema rules).

Exit Status

The exit status is 0 on success, nonzero on error.

Info

2009-12-11 libuser