devel/arduino - bad advice given in pkg-message

Torfinn Ingolfsen tingox at
Fri Mar 25 16:20:19 UTC 2016

On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 4:34 PM, Janky Jay, III <jankyj at> wrote:
>         While your solution is not incorrect, your assumption on the
> proposed/given solution from the port is. The '-G' switch appends the
> given group to your users already given groups. So, if a user belongs
> to groups admin,wheel,test and you run the suggested "pw" command from
> the port, your user will now be in groups admin,wheel,test,dialer.
> It's the '-g' (lower-case) switch you want to avoid...

If you read the man page, I think you will find that it is your
assumption about what the '-G' switch does which is incorrect.
"-G grouplist"
"Set additional group memberships for an account.  grouplist
is a comma, space or tab-separated list of group names or
group numbers.  The user's name is added to the group lists
in /etc/group, and removed from any groups not specified in

Please note the part which says "and removed from any groups not
specified in grouplist"

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