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How do I:

see what groups a user is part of from the commmand line
add another user to the same group from the command line
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As said above, you can see all the group information by issuing command

id <userid>

If you have existing user and you want to add group to the profile you can do
usermod -g <primary group> -G <secondary groups separated by commas>

Make sure you give all the group names, even exiting groups
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An alternative way is to type :

groups username

to check out what groups username is part of.
And type :

gpasswd -a username group

to add username to the group group
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