Username & groups

prad prad at
Sat Apr 19 06:19:33 UTC 2008

On Thu, 17 Apr 2008 10:00:24 -0400
Jon Radel <jon at> wrote:

> Other things being equal, it's better
> to have all users use their own login group and then add them to
> additional groups as appropriate.

i have always been curious about this. why is it better for a user to
be in his own group? on slackware i recall users all went into the
users group.

one benefit i can see is that if a user has his own group then you
can effectively give others access to certain files by adding them to
that users group.

are there other reasons?

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