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



NAME
       group - user group file(1,n)

DESCRIPTION
       /etc/group  is  an  ASCII  file(1,n) which defines the groups to which users(1,5)
       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(1,5,7)  page  says:  Noone  seems  to keep
       /etc/group up-to-date.

FILES
       /etc/group

SEE ALSO
       login(1,3,5)(1), newgrp(1), passwd(1,5)(5)



Linux                             1992-12-29                          GROUP(5)

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