svn commit: r344017 - stable/11/usr.sbin/pw

Benedict Reuschling bcr at
Mon Feb 11 17:48:53 UTC 2019

Author: bcr (doc committer)
Date: Mon Feb 11 17:48:52 2019
New Revision: 344017

  MFC r343921:
  Add an example to pw.8 about how to add an existing user to a group.
  Instead of using pw to modify group membership, users often edit
  /etc/group by hand, which is discouraged.  Provide an example of
  adding a user to the wheel group, which is a common use case.
  I'm using a different user here as in the previous example as that
  deleted the user (although the examples don't necessarily have to
  be followed in order).
  Reviewed by:	rgrimes,0mp
  Approved by:    0mp
  Differential Revision:

Directory Properties:
  stable/11/   (props changed)

Modified: stable/11/usr.sbin/pw/pw.8
--- stable/11/usr.sbin/pw/pw.8	Mon Feb 11 17:47:22 2019	(r344016)
+++ stable/11/usr.sbin/pw/pw.8	Mon Feb 11 17:48:52 2019	(r344017)
@@ -24,7 +24,7 @@
 .\" $FreeBSD$
-.Dd December 10, 2017
+.Dd February 8, 2019
 .Dt PW 8
@@ -973,6 +973,12 @@ is created if it does not already exist.
 Finally, a random password is generated and displayed:
 .Bd -literal -offset indent
 pw useradd -n gsmith -c "Glurmo Smith" -s /bin/csh -m -w random
+Add the existing user jsmith to the wheel group,
+in addition to the other groups jsmith is already a member of.
+.Bd -literal -offset indent
+pw groupmod wheel -m jsmith

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