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Re: [SLE] Adding Users Question
Specifically, this information is kept in /etc/passwd. As Jeff mentioned,
usermod is the appropriate command to use, but you can always edit the
password file (use the vipw command ).

On 3 Apr 2002 at 10:42, Jeffrey Taylor wrote:

> IIRC, it is in the comment field.
>
> usermod -c "FirstName LastName" username
>
> HTH,
> Jeffrey
>
> Quoting Drew J. Como <dcomo@xxxxxxxxxx>:
> > Here's a question that I'm sure is extremely simple...
> >
> > When adding a user through Yast/Yast2 you have the option
> > of entering in a First Name/Last Name for that user.
> > However, when you add a user via command line (/usr/sbin/useradd),
> > it only creates the account without the "FN/LN combo".
> >
> > Where is this information kept? It's required
> > for one of the applications that I am working on.
> >
> > Thanks :-)
>
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