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NEWGRP

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: 04/29/2018
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NAME

newgrp - log in to a new group 

SYNOPSIS

newgrp [-] [group]
 

DESCRIPTION

Thenewgrpcommand is used to change the current group ID during a login session. If the optional-flag is given, the user's environment will be reinitialized as though the user had logged in, otherwise the current environment, including current working directory, remains unchanged.

newgrpchanges the current real group ID to the named group, or to the default group listed in/etc/passwdif no group name is given.newgrpalso tries to add the group to the user groupset. If not root, the user will be prompted for a password if she does not have a password (in/etc/shadowif this user has an entry in the shadowed password file, or in/etc/passwdotherwise) and the group does, or if the user is not listed as a member and the group has a password. The user will be denied access if the group password is empty and the user is not listed as a member.

If there is an entry for this group in/etc/gshadow, then the list of members and the password of this group will be taken from this file, otherwise, the entry in/etc/groupis considered. 

CONFIGURATION

The following configuration variables in/etc/login.defschange the behavior of this tool:

SYSLOG_SG_ENAB (boolean)

Enable "syslog" logging ofsgactivity.
 

FILES

/etc/passwd

User account information.

/etc/shadow

Secure user account information.

/etc/group

Group account information.

/etc/gshadow

Secure group account information.
 

SEE ALSO

id(1),login(1),su(1),sg(1),gpasswd(1),group(5), gshadow(5).


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
CONFIGURATION
FILES
SEE ALSO

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