GROUP(5) Linux Programmer's Manual GROUP(5)
group - user group file
The /etc/group file is a text file that defines the groups on the sys-
tem. There is one entry per line, with the following format:
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.
As the 4.2BSD initgroups(3) man page says: no one seems to keep
chgrp(1), gpasswd(1), groups(1), login(1), newgrp(1), sg(1), get-
grent(3), getgrnam(3), gshadow(5), passwd(5)
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