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NEWGRP(1)                   General Commands Manual                  NEWGRP(1)



NAME
       newgrp - log in to a new group

SYNOPSIS
       newgrp group

DESCRIPTION
       Newgrp  changes  the group identification of its caller, analogously to
       login(1).  The same person remains logged in, and the current directory
       is  unchanged, but calculations of access permissions to files are per-
       formed with respect to the new group ID.

       A password is demanded if the group has a password and the user himself
       does not.

       When  most  users  log in, they are members of the group named `other.'
       Newgrp is known to the shell, which  executes  it  directly  without  a
       fork.

FILES
       /etc/group, /etc/passwd

SEE ALSO
       login(1), group(5)



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