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CHKGRP(8)                 BSD System Manager's Manual                CHKGRP(8)

NAME
     chkgrp -- check the syntax of the group file

SYNOPSIS
     chkgrp [groupfile]

DESCRIPTION
     The chkgrp utility scans the given file or, failing that, the system-wide
     group file for errors.  Specifically, it checks that every non-blank,
     non-comment entry is composed of four colon-separated fields, that none
     of them contains whitespace, and that the third field (the group ID) is
     numeric.

FILES
     /etc/group  group database file

SEE ALSO
     getgrent(3), group(5)

DIAGNOSTICS
     For each error found, chkgrp will print an error message containing the
     name of the file being scanned and the line number on which the error was
     found.  Otherwise no output is produced.

     The chkgrp utility returns EX_DATAERR if errors were found in the group
     file, and EX_OK otherwise.

HISTORY
     The chkgrp utility appeared in FreeBSD 3.0.

AUTHORS
     The chkgrp utility and this manual page were written by Dag-Erling
     Smrgrav <desATFreeBSD.org>.

BUGS
     Should check fields more thoroughly for allowed/disallowed characters,
     and the range of the group ID.

BSD                               May 5, 1998                              BSD