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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

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

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       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

       DHOME  The directory in which new home directories should  be  created.
	      Defaults to /home.

       GROUPHOMES    [Toc]    [Back]
	      If  this is set to yes, the the home directories will be created
	      as /home/[groupname]/user.  Defaults to no.

       LETTERHOMES    [Toc]    [Back]
	      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.

	      specify  an inclusive range of dynamically allocated system user
	      UIDs.  Default to 100 - 999.

	      specify an inclusive range of dynamically allocated normal  user
	      UIDs.  Default to 1000 - 29999.

       USERGROUPS    [Toc]    [Back]
	      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    [Toc]    [Back]
	      If USERGROUPS is no, then USERS_GID is  the  GID	given  to  all
	      newly-created users.  The default value is 100.

       QUOTAUSER    [Toc]    [Back]
	      If  set  to  a nonempty value, new users will have quotas copied
	      from that user.  The default is empty.

       DIR_MODE    [Toc]    [Back]
	      If set to a valid value (e.g. 0755 or 755), directories  created
	      will  have  the specified permissions. Otherwise 0755 is used as

       SETGID_HOME    [Toc]    [Back]
	      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.

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Debian GNU/Linux		 Version 3.47		       adduser.conf(5)
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