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NAME

       group - user group file

DESCRIPTION

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

              group_name:passwd:GID:user_list

       The field descriptions are:

       group_name
              the name of the group.

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

       GID    the numerical 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

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