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GROUP(5)                      File Formats Manual                     GROUP(5)



NAME
       group - group file

DESCRIPTION
       Group contains for each group the following information:

       group name
       encrypted password
       numerical group ID
       a comma separated list of all users allowed in the group

       This  is an ASCII file.  The fields are separated by colons; Each group
       is separated from the next by a new-line.  If  the  password  field  is
       null, no password is demanded.

       This  file  resides  in directory /etc.  Because of the encrypted pass-
       words, it can and does have general read permission and  can  be  used,
       for example, to map numerical group ID's to names.

FILES
       /etc/group

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



                                                                      GROUP(5)