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I want to create a user account on an Ubuntu Lucid system that has the same permissions as the original user account that was created during the install process. How can I do this? Imaginary bonus points for a command-line solution, but I'll accept a graphical solution as well.

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Use the adduser command to create a new user, with the groups from this question.

sudo adduser {username} adm,dialout,cdrom,floppy,audio,dip,video,plugdev,scanner,netdev,lpadmin,powerdev,admin
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