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Posted on 2007-04-05
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In unix how do i find out that a
1.user xyz belongs to which all groups.
2.what all groups are available and what users are allocated to which group.
3.what does groups xyz command do?
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Kent Olsen earned 500 total points
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Hi gram77,

Questions 1 and 3 are the same.  :)

  groups xyz

That command will return all of the groups that user xzy belongs to.

The file /etc/group contains all of the groups on the system, the group id number (GID) and the users that are members of each group.  Take a quick look at the file, it's pretty easy to follow.


Good Luck,
Kent
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