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adduser is there for compatibility with older versions of RHEL, and with other OSes. For purely command-line operation, useradd is the preferred method. system-config-users doesn't fit in the same category as the other two. It is a GUI program. It's implemented in terms of userhelper, which has a command line I/O interface more suitable for use as the ...


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. ...

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