addgroup or groupadd command in Linux are very similar, however using addgroup command seems to be more interactive than groupadd. With the help of these commands, a Linux platform administrator can create or add a new group. Also, this command allows to modify configuration of group which is to be created. So, in this article, we will discuss about how to use addgroup command in Linux.
Installing addgroup command in Linux platforms
As we have mentioned in the adduser command guide previously, the addgroup command can be used only after a utility called addgroup is installed on system. Various Linux platform users can follow the mentioned commands below, depending on their OS.
sudo apt-get install addgroup
sudo yum install addgroup
sudo dnf install addgroup
How to use addgroup command in Linux with examples?
Example 1: Adding a new group
sudo addgroup servonode
Example 2: Adding new group with new id
sudo addgroup servonode --gid 2136
Example 3: Adding a new group with new shell
sudo addgroup servonode --shell /bin/sh
Example 4: Using help option with addgroup command
sudo addgroup –help
Example 5: Using addgroup command to view its versions