Linux is very widely used in the field of server technology and development. One of the important aspects of Linux administration is the ability to view information about users registered in the system. In this article, we will look at various methods and commands to view users in Linux.

Method #1. Checking using the /etc/passwd file

One of the main sources of user information in Linux is the /etc/passwd file. This file contains records of users, their IDs, home directories, and shells used. You can use the cat or less command to view the contents of this file. Each line of the file represents a user record, with fields separated by colons. An example is shown here: