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I am trying to install MySQL 5.5 on Solaris 10. I executed the code useradd -r -g mysql mysql where a group called mysql is already created using groupadd command.

I get the following error : UX: useradd: ERROR: invalid syntax.

Is -r option not availablr on Solaris ? Am I missing something. I am newbie to Soalris.

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    Welcome to the land of UNIX (and Solaris). The commands, while named the same, sometimes have different switches/arguments. Just use man command to lookup information. – nmad Apr 19 '14 at 11:11
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just use:

useradd -g mysql mysql

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