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NAME

       group - user group file

DESCRIPTION

       The  /etc/group  file  is  a  text  file that defines the groups on the
       system.  There is one entry per line, with the following format:

              group_name:password:GID:user_list

       The fields are as follows:

       group_name  the name of the group.

       password    the (encrypted) group password.  If this field is empty, no
                   password is needed.

       GID         the numeric group ID.

       user_list   a  list  of  the  usernames that are members of this group,
                   separated by commas.

FILES

       /etc/group

BUGS

       As the 4.2BSD  initgroups(3)  man  page  says:  No-one  seems  to  keep
       /etc/group up-to-date.

SEE ALSO

       login(1), newgrp(1), getgrent(3), getgrnam(3), passwd(5)

COLOPHON

       This  page  is  part of release 3.65 of the Linux man-pages project.  A
       description of the project, and information about reporting  bugs,  can
       be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.



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