GID from ksh

Posted on 1997-06-12
Last Modified: 2010-07-27
My SVR4 system runs several programs which need their own group id. I use newgrp for users to be able the different programs.

How van I determine the GID choosen to take actions according?

Question by:jdsmspro
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Expert Comment

ID: 2006393
On some systems, `id -g` gives you the answer.
I don't remember whether SVR4's id is "nice" or "dumb".
Even in the latter case, though, you can manipulate the output of "id".

Accepted Solution

henrys earned 100 total points
ID: 2006394
Try this:

(all on one line, of course)

gid=`/usr/bin/id | cut -d ' ' -f 2 | cut -d '=' -f 2 | sed -e 's/(.*)//'`

Author Comment

ID: 2006395
id -a gives all groups. Otherwise it´s the dumb version.


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