How to edit user accounts on Linux Mint with the usermod command.

The usermod command offers the Linux user the ability to edit user accounts or lock out a user as well as changing the users login shell. Here I am editing the comment about the user “hoshi”.

adeptus-mechanicus ~ # usermod -c "New user" hoshi

This command parameter changes the login name of user “hoshi”.

adeptus-mechanicus ~ # usermod -l star hoshi

This parameter will lock the user account so that the user can not login.

adeptus-mechanicus ~ # usermod -L star

And here is how to change the users shell with the usermod command.

adeptus-mechanicus ~ # usermod -s /bin/sh star

This is how to set a new password for the user using the usermod command.

adeptus-mechanicus ~ # usermod -p password101 star

Easier to use the passwd command though.

adeptus-mechanicus ~ # passwd star
Enter new UNIX password: 
Retype new UNIX password: 
passwd: password updated successfully

And this is a better way to change the users login shell using the chsh command.

adeptus-mechanicus ~ # chsh star
Changing the login shell for star
Enter the new value, or press ENTER for the default
	Login Shell [/bin/sh]: /bin/bash

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