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GPASSWD

Section: User Commands (1)
Index 

NAME

gpasswd - administer the /etc/group file
 

SYNOPSIS

gpasswd group
gpasswd-auser group
gpasswd-duser group
gpasswd-Rgroup
gpasswd-rgroup
gpasswd[-Auser,...][-Muser,...]group
 

DESCRIPTION

gpasswdis used to administer the /etc/group file (and /etc/gshadowfile if compiled with SHADOWGRP defined). Every group canhave administrators, members and a password. Systemadministrator can use -A option to define groupadministrator(s) and -M option to define members andhas all rights of group administrators and members.

Group administrator can add and delete users using -aand -d options respectively. Administrators can use-r option to remove group password. When no password is set only group members can usenewgrp(1)to join the group. Option -R disables access to the group throughnewgrp(1)command.

gpasswdcalled by a group administrator with group name only promptsfor the group password. If password is set the members can stillnewgrp(1)without a password, non-members must supply the password.

 

FILES

/etc/group - group information
/etc/gshadow - shadow group information 

SEE ALSO

newgrp(1),groupadd(8),groupdel(8),groupmod(8),grpck(8)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
FILES
SEE ALSO

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