My 2 paisas

difference between useradd and adduser command

Posted on: June 23, 2009

useradd and groupadd are the posix or SUS-standardized tools to create
users and groups. You can expect them to work (almost) identically on all Linux
distributions as well as on HP-UX, Solaris, AIX, ...

adduser and groupadd are distribution specific wrappers which make it
simpler to create users which conform to some (distribution-specific or
local) policy. The options vary wildly between different distributions
and other UNIXes may not have these commands at all.
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