addgroup - Adds a new group interactively
If you have enhanced security installed on your system, you should use
the dxaccounts program to add a group. See Security and the dxac-
counts(8) reference page for more information.
The addgroup command is an interactive program for adding new groups to the
/etc/group file. The program prompts you for specific information and
informs you of its activity and error conditions.
Only the superuser can execute this command.
The program performs the following tasks:
+ Queries for a new group name. The default can be chosen by pressing
the Return key, which will cause the program to exit without adding a
new group. Enter the new group name, 8 characters or less, or Return
to exit. If the new group entered already exists in the /etc/group
file, the program informs you of this and cycles back to the query for
a new group name. If the new group entered does not already exist,
the program continues.
+ Queries for a group number (GID) for the new group. A default GID,
which is based on previously existing GID's in the /etc/group file, is
displayed and can be selected by pressing the Return key. Enter a new
GID or accept the default. If the new GID entered already exists in
the /etc/group file, the program informs you of this and cycles back
to the query for a new group number (GID). If the new GID entered
does not already exist in the /etc/group file, the program uses this
GID and adds the new group to the /etc/group file.
At this point, the program ends.
This interface has been superseded by the groupadd command-line interface,
and the Account Manager (dxaccounts) graphical user interface.
The group name is limited to eight characters.
Enter a new group name or <<Return>> to exit: newgroup
Enter a new group number :
Specifies the command path.
Commands: adduser(8), dxaccounts(8), groupadd(8), removeuser(8)