/etc/groups gone

Peter Boosten peter at boosten.org
Thu Aug 21 17:50:31 UTC 2008

On 21 aug 2008, at 18:05, <sbremal at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> 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.
> Balazs
> ________________

Mergemaster wolk recreate the default groups.


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