youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Mon Apr 17 23:26:01 UTC 2006
gs_stoller at juno.com wrote:
> I recently tried using the newgrp command (just for kicks) and it aborted killing the window in which I invoked it. I couldn't find a man page for newgrp (though I did find it in O'Reilly's "UNIX in a Nutshell"). This has led me to question how groups are used in UNIX .
> Say I belong to 3 groups. When I log in, I presume all 3 group names are associated with me, since I don't see any of them associated with my line in /etc/passwd . Then if I try to access a file which I don't own, the file system checks to see the group that owns it is any of the ones to which I belong, and if so that access prevails. Otherwise, the access for "other" applies.
Sounds more like a statement than a question, but roughly, that's what
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