6.4. Additional Resources

This section includes various resources that can be used to learn more about account and resource management, and the Red Hat Enterprise Linux-specific subject matter discussed in this chapter.

6.4.1. Installed Documentation

The following resources are installed in the course of a typical Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation and can help you learn more about the subject matter discussed in this chapter.
  • User Management ToolHelp menu entry — Learn how to manage user accounts and groups.
  • passwd(5) man page — Learn more about the file format information for the /etc/passwd file.
  • group(5) man page — Learn more about the file format information for the /etc/group file.
  • shadow(5) man page — Learn more about the file format information for the /etc/shadow file.
  • useradd(8) man page — Learn how to create or update user accounts.
  • userdel(8) man page — Learn how to delete user accounts.
  • usermod(8) man page — Learn how to modify user accounts.
  • passwd(1) man page — Learn how to update a user's password.
  • chpasswd(8) man page — Learn how to update many users' passwords at one time.
  • chage(1) man page — Learn how to change user password aging information.
  • chfn(1) man page — Learn how to change a user's GECOS (finger) information.
  • chsh(1) man page — Learn how to change a user's login shell.
  • groupadd(8) man page — Learn how to create a new group.
  • groupdel(8) man page — Learn how to delete a group.
  • groupmod(8) man page — Learn how to modify a group.
  • gpasswd(1) man page — Learn how to administer the /etc/group and /etc/gshadow files.
  • grpck(1) man page — Learn how to verify the integrity of the /etc/group and /etc/gshadow files.
  • chgrp(1) man page — Learn how to change group-level ownership.
  • chmod(1) man page — Learn how to change file access permissions.
  • chown(1) man page — Learn how to change file owner and group.