GROUP

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (5)
Updated: 1992-12-29
 

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.
 

FILES

/etc/group  

SEE ALSO

login(1), newgrp(1), passwd(5)


 

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