mkgroup command not found on Ec2 RedHat?

LizH asked:

I’m converting some environment scripts from Ubuntu to Red Hat 6.5. The mkgroup command for adding user groups seems to be not found:

[[email protected] ~]$ mkgroup myGroup
mkgroup: command not found

What does a guiless RedHat use for group management? I thought mkgroup/lsgroup/etc were Linux standards?

My answer:

You’re looking for groupadd.

The standard Linux commands for user and group management (from shadow-utils) are:


See their respective man pages for more.

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