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How do I demonstrate that these users have been created and are assigned to their a certain group?

Can I do this by the command line or do I have to do it by the GUI (graphical user interface)

closed as unclear what you're asking by Celada, John, cuonglm, mdpc, Archemar Mar 28 '16 at 15:47

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    What is "these users"? Please clarify. Are you just looking for a way to check existence and group membership of users (like the groups command)? – Celada Mar 28 '16 at 14:52
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To prove a user exists, use getent passwd <userid>. If it shows you a user record, that user exists. Possibly remotely (i.e. LDAP), not necessarily locally (/etc/passwd). To list a users groups, use groups <userid>.

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