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I am glad to see I am not the only one constantly confusing useradd and adduser.

I always remember because I associate easier/proper grammar with user friendliness: "adduser" is proper and runs the prompt-based script for adding users, whereas useradd is the unix command that goes along with userdel and usermod, etc.

Heh, thanks for the tip, we'll see if that works for me next time. I am definitely one of the adduser challenged.

nitpick on that point ... how is that related to programming? seems more like unix sysadmin/IT knowledge

e.g., a veteran programmer working in a MS Windows environment all his/her life would never run into something like this

Have you tried using PowerShell for something non-trivial? It's equally prone to this kind of problem as Unix command lines.

As far as I know you don't even have a single standard cmdlet to create a user in AD using PowerShell - you have to install the Quest tools for managing AD through PowerShell to get a sensible set of commands.

I don't get them confused, because I don't do sysad work.

I do, however, frequently frown at the similarly-named "createuser" command which (as I'm sure you guessed from the name) adds a user to a PostgreSQL database cluster.

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