Hot answers tagged useradd
useradd -m LOGIN creates the user's home directory
The useradd program has been deprecated in favor of adduser. From man useradd: useradd is a low level utility for adding users. On Debian, administrators should usually use adduser(8) instead. adduser is a friendlier frontend to useradd and will do things like create user directories by default. When you run it with only a username as an argument, ...
As @Mikel suggests, if you are trying to configure a system account which is a daemon, try configuring the daemon itself. I came to this question looking how to set the umask for the _www account on MacOS. While this is difficult as the answers above suggest, I found I could solve it by configuring the apache service as (in this case) the user == a daemon. ...
Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible