gpasswd



GPASSWD(1)                       User Commands                      GPASSWD(1)




NAME

       gpasswd - administer the /etc/group file


SYNOPSIS

       gpasswd group

       gpasswd -a user group

       gpasswd -d user group

       gpasswd -R group

       gpasswd -r group

       gpasswd [-A user,...] [-M user,...] group


DESCRIPTION

       gpasswd is used to administer the /etc/group file (and /etc/gshadow
       file if compiled with SHADOWGRP defined). Every group can have
       administrators, members and a password. System administrator can use -A
       option to define group administrator(s) and -M option to define members
       and has all rights of group administrators and members.


OPTIONS

       Group administrator can add and delete users using -a and -d options
       respectively. Administrators can use -r option to remove group
       password. When no password is set only group members can use newgrp to
       join the group. Option -R disables access via a password to the group
       through newgrp command (however members will still be able to switch to
       this group).

       gpasswd called by a group administrator with group name only prompts
       for the group password. If password is set the members can still
       newgrp(1) without a password, non-members must supply the password.


FILES

       /etc/group
              group account information

       /etc/gshadow
              secure group account information


SEE ALSO

       newgrp(1), groupadd(8), groupdel(8), groupmod(8), grpck(8), group(5),
       gshadow(5)


AUTHOR

       Rafal Maszkowski <rzm@pdi.net>



User Commands                     08/03/2005                        GPASSWD(1)

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