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addgroup(8)							  addgroup(8)



NAME

  addgroup - Adds a new	group interactively

SYNOPSIS

  /usr/sbin/addgroup

DESCRIPTION

				 Security Note

       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  This interface has been superseded by	the groupadd command-line interface,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.









RESTRICTIONS

  The group name is limited to eight characters.



EXAMPLES

       Enter a new group name or <&lt;Return>&gt; to exit: newgroup
       Enter a new group number	[112]:

FILES

  /usr/sbin/addgroup
      Specifies	the command path.

  /etc/group
      Group file

  /etc/ptmp
      Lock file

SEE ALSO

  Commands:  adduser(8), dxaccounts(8),	groupadd(8), removeuser(8)

  Files:  group(4)