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Creating an Admin user After Installation on UBuntu - from the CLI

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I would like to manually add a new user to my Ubuntu 12.04 box with admin privileges.

This is what I did so far:

adduser  admin, sudo

Edited the sudoers file with visudoers:

# User alias specification
User_Alias ADMINS = 
# User privilege specification


I then logged in with the new user, but every time I try to run a command (like visudoers) it says the command is not found. when I "echo $PATH" the /bin/sbin directory is not in the path.

Is there a similar command to adduser but for admin users (so it copies the root user skeleton at the end (copy /etc/skel)? How do I manually create a user like the one I create as the first user when installing Ubuntu?

posted Oct 14, 2013 by Dewang Chaudhary

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1 Answer

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You need to add that to the users path in either .profile or .bashrc. Or, make them call sudo by the full path, which is much safer.

answer Oct 14, 2013 by Amit Parthsarthi
In case I wasnt clear: After doing the changes, this is what I get:

$ sudo visudoers
sudo: visudo: command not found

When entering the command, I was able to use autocomplete (by pressing the TAB key), so I guess it knows the command exists...What do you mean by "make the call sudo by the full path"?
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