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        The  file  /etc/adduser.conf  contains  defaults   for   the   programs
delgroup(8).  Each line holds
        a single value pair in the form  option  =  value.   Double  or  single
        quotes are allowed around the value, as is whitespace around the equals
        sign.  Comment lines must have a hash sign (#) in the first line.
        The valid configuration options are:
        DSHELL The login shell to be used  for  all  new  users.   Defaults  to
        DHOME  The  directory  in which new home directories should be created.
               Defaults to /home.
               If this is set to yes, the home directories will be  created  as
               /home/[groupname]/user.  Defaults to no.
               If  this  is  set to yes, then the home directories created will
               have an extra directory inserted which is the  first  letter  of
               the loginname.  For example: /home/u/user.  Defaults to no.
        SKEL   The  directory  from  which  skeletal  user  configuration files
               should be copied.  Defaults to /etc/skel.
               specify an inclusive range of UIDs from which system UIDs can be
               dynamically allocated. Default to 100 - 999.
        FIRST_UID and LAST_UID
               specify an inclusive range of UIDs from which normal user’s UIDs
               can be dynamically allocated. Default to 1000 - 29999.
               If this is set to yes, then each  created  user  will  be  given
               their  own  group to use.  If this is no, then each created user
               will be placed in the group whose GID is USERS_GID (see  below).
               The default is yes.
               If  USERGROUPS  is  no,  then  USERS_GID is the GID given to all
               newly-created users.  The default value is 100.
               If set to a valid value (e.g. 0755 or 755), directories  created
               will  have  the specified permissions. Otherwise 0755 is used as
               If this is set to yes, then  home  directories  for  users  with
               their own group ( USERGROUPS=yes ) will have the setgid bit set.
               This was the default  setting  for  adduser  versions  <<  3.13.
               Unfortunately  it  has some bad side effects, so we no longer do
               this per default. If you want  it  nevertheless  you  can  still
               activate it here.
               If  set  to  a nonempty value, new users will have quotas copied
               from that user.  The default is empty.
               User names are checked against this regular expression.  If  the
               name  doesn’t match this regexp, user creation is refused unless
               --force-badname is set.  With  --force-badname  set,  only  weak
               checks  are performed. The default is the most conservative ^[a-
               Files in /etc/skel/ are checked  against  this  regex,  and  not
               copied  to the newly created home directory if they match.  This
               is by default set to the regular expression matching files  left
               over from unmerged config files (dpkg-(old|new|dist)).
               Setting  this to something other than 0 (the default) will cause
               adduser to add newly created non-system users  to  the  list  of
               groups defined by EXTRA_GROUPS (below).
               This  is  the  list  of groups that new non-system users will be
               added to.  By default, this list is ’dialout cdrom floppy  audio
               src video lp users’




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