Creating new user with encrypted password

useradd -m -s /bin/bash -p $(mkpasswd --hash=SHA-512 password) username
This command line creates a new user with home directory, using the command "useradd". The command "mkpasswd" lets you encrypt the password e.g. with SHA-512 method. This line ensures that your password is written encrypted in /etc/shadow" so you can log in with the new user.
Sample Output
useradd -m -s /bin/bash -p $(mkpasswd --hash=SHA-512 volV1.c) mike

By: miko
2013-03-22 10:46:03

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