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  • Last Updated : 04 May, 2020


Creating a user via command line in Linux is a tedious task. Every time someone joins your organization and you need to type a long Linux command rather than doing this you can create a python script that can ask for you the username and password and create that user for you.

Examples:

Input : 
Enter Username : John
Password: ****


Output :
User successfully created with given credentials

Below is the Python code –




# importing linrary
import os
import subprocess
import sys
import getpass
  
# add user function
def add_user():
  
     # Ask for the input
     username = input("Enter Username ")   
  
     # Asking for users password
     password = getpass.getpass()   4
         
     try:
         # executing useradd command using subprocess module
         subprocess.run(['useradd', '-p', password, username ])      
     except:
         print(f"Failed to add user.")                     
         sys.exit(1)
  
add_user()

Output:
user add output

After successfully creating the user type, use this command to get details of new user –

cat /etc/passwd

useradd

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