Ubuntu – the difference between adduser and useradd


What is the difference between the commands adduser and useradd on Ubuntu?

Best Answer

useradd is native binary compiled with the system. But, adduser is a perl script which uses useradd binary in back-end.

adduser is more user friendly and interactive than its back-end useradd. There's no difference in features provided.

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