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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       gpasswd - administer the /etc/group file

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       gpasswd group
       gpasswd -a user group
       gpasswd -d user group
       gpasswd -R group
       gpasswd -r group
       gpasswd [-A user,...]  [-M user,...]  group

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       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.

       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(1) to
       join the group. Option -R disables access to  the  group  through  new-
       grp(1) command.

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

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

       /etc/group - group information
       /etc/gshadow - shadow group information

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       newgrp(1), groupadd(8), groupdel(8), groupmod(8), grpck(8)

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