I started to learn linux and I came a cross problem I would like to ask. After I use useradd command in debian, I get new user with home directory. I check that directories from /etc/skel are copied and everything seems fine. But when I log to user with su - user I get only $ sign and I see that PS1 variable is not set, colours and other things. User created with adduser doesn't have this problem and If I check difference between .bashrc and .profile files for both users, there are the same. So why is this happening?
closed as off-topic by Jeff Schaller♦, G-Man, Satō Katsura, Rui F Ribeiro, GAD3R Feb 17 '18 at 17:21
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When you use
useradd you have to specify all sorts of stuff - default shell, home directory, etc. If you aren't seeing a normal bash prompt, I would assume that you didn't specify
/bin/bash as the user's shell and it defaulted to
/bin/sh or similar.
To be honest,
useradd is great for when you are adding users programmatically via a script. Not so great for one-off adding a single user.
Much better to instead use
adduser newusername ....