How to find and change a user’s UID on Linux?

How to find and change a user’s UID on Linux?

Find the UID of a user:

id -u $USER_NAME

Change a user’s UID:

# usermod -u $NEW_UID $USER_NAME
Answered by Eric Z Ma.

Eric Z Ma

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