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GROUPADD(8)                 System Manager's Manual                GROUPADD(8)



NAME
       groupadd - Create a new group

SYNOPSIS
       groupadd [-g gid [-o]] group

DESCRIPTION
       The groupadd command creates a new group account using the values spec-
       ified on the command line and the default values from the system.   The
       new group will be entered into the system files as needed.  The options
       which apply to the groupadd command are

       -g gid The numerical value of the  group's  ID.   This  value  must  be
              unique,  unless  the  -o option is used.  The value must be non-
              negative.  The default is to use the smallest ID  value  greater
              than  99  and  greater than every other group.  Values between 0
              and 99 are typically reserved for system accounts.

FILES
       /etc/group - group account information
       /etc/gshadow - secure group account information

SEE ALSO
       chfn(1),  chsh(1),  passwd(1),  groupdel(8),  groupmod(8),  useradd(8),
       userdel(8), usermod(8)

AUTHOR
       Julianne Frances Haugh (jockgrrlATix.com)



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