Paul A. Procacci
pprocacci at datapipe.com
Thu Aug 21 17:48:20 UTC 2008
John Nielsen wrote:
> I would start by comparing the contents of /usr/ports/GIDs with the ports
> you have installed (as listed in /var/db/pkg). You can get a stock group
> file from src/etc/group. Reinstalling ports will recreate the groups they
> use (though you could do most of it manually), and you may be on your own
> for any custom groups you have.
> On Thursday 21 August 2008 12:05:49 pm sbremal at hotmail.com wrote:
>> Yesterday night at 1 a.m. I have managed to remove /etc/groups (rm
>> instead of vi, was already sleepying). Luckily only a few groups (2-3)
>> was created earlier. No backup, "of course".
>> I believe the file system is still correct, it uses group IDs instead
>> of names (?). Though ls does not show the correct group names (only
>> IDs) and creating new groups will reuse the old group IDs.
>> Is there any better way of rebuilding /etc/groups than guessing and
>> manually adding one-by-one.
>> Can I somehow list all group IDs used by the file system?
>> Many thanks.
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/var/backups might have various backups of those important files.
Might want to tcheck that out.
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