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GROUP(5)		   Linux Programmer's Manual		      GROUP(5)

NAME

group - user group file

DESCRIPTION

/etc/group is an ASCII file which defines the groups to which users belong. There is one entry per line, and each line has the format: group_name:passwd:GID:user_list The field descriptions are: group_name the name of the group. password the (encrypted) group password. If this field is empty, no password is needed. GID the numerical group ID. user_list all the group member's user names, separated by commas.

BUGS

As the 4.2BSD initgroups(3) man page says: No-one seems to keep /etc/group up-to-date.

FILES

/etc/group

SEE ALSO

login(1), newgrp(1), passwd(5) Linux 1992-12-29 GROUP(5)

1994 Man-cgi 1.15, Panagiotis Christias <christia@theseas.ntua.gr>