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Add Multiple Users to a Group in Linux


Ever found yourself in a situation to add multiple users to a single group? 😉 I know you have 😉

Just issue below command as root & it will add all the required users to a group 😉

for user in user1 user2 user3 user4 user5; do usermod -a -G group_name $user; done

If the number of users is too long, then create a text file containing all the users to be added (make sure user names are white-space separated, just like above example) & then pass this text file in for loop. Like this 😉

for user in `cat ~shashank/users_list.txt`; do usermod -a -G group_name $user; done
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