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First off, the respective man page snippets highlight the differences between the two commands and give some indication of what is going on. For adduser: adduser and addgroup add users and groups to the system according to command line options and configuration information in /etc/adduser.conf. They are friendlier front ends to the low level ...


The documented way to create the mysql account is: groupadd mysql useradd -r -g mysql mysql Add the -m option if you want that account to be used as a login account, which looks to be the case. If you have full sudo access, you can grant sudo rights to that use with using sudo visudo and adding a line similar the one starting with your username and ...

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