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4.1.3 Add a user account

During the installation, you usually created a non-privileged user account who receives e-mails sent to the root account. [ 7] Since you do not want to use this special user account for the following training activities either, you should create another new user account.

Suppose you wish this new username to be penguin, type:

     [email protected]foo:root# adduser penguin
     ... answer all the questions

will create it. [ 8] Before going further, let's learn few things first.


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