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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 usernames, separated by commas.

FILES
       /etc/group

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

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

COLOPHON
       This page is part of release 3.05 of the Linux  man-pages  project.   A
       description  of  the project, and information about reporting bugs, can
       be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.



Linux                             1992-12-29                          GROUP(5)