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Solved:How would you recreate a deleted user & keep same # ?

Postby Lantesh on Sun May 04, 2008 9:26 pm

When you first install Linux the main user is user 1000. If you have deleted this user, is it possible to recreate the user, and have the user number still be 1000? Each time a user is created, it is numbered in sequence, and it seems that the resulting number can not be changed, but I am wondering if I recreate a deleted user if the old number will be applied. Any thoughts?
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Re: How would you recreate a deleted user and keep the same # ?

Postby Ede on Mon May 05, 2008 12:53 am

Yes. Just change the uid with
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sudo usermod -u NEWUID username


If you want to create users with a specific uid,
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sudo adduser --uid NEWUID username


This is ofcourse done in the terminal, since the users option gui is pretty feature-less.
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Re: How would you recreate a deleted user and keep the same # ?

Postby Lantesh on Mon May 05, 2008 12:56 am

Ede, thank you sir! I appreciate the info. That should fix the issue nicely.
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