Propagate changes to /etc/group to logged-in users?

Daniel Bye freebsd-questions at
Tue Feb 19 20:51:14 UTC 2008

On Tue, Feb 19, 2008 at 11:00:20AM -0700, Modulok wrote:
> Assume I have users logged in and I edit /etc/group...
> How do I propagate the changes to /etc/group to affect currently-logged-in
> users? I do not want to force users to logout, just to change group memberships.

So far as I know, that's the only way. Any new shells they start up after
your changes should pick up the new values, but I don't think it's possible
to force changes out to existing sessions.


Daniel Bye
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