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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     groupinfo - displays group information

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     groupinfo [-ev] group

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The groupinfo utility retrieves the group  information  from
the system.

     The following command line options are recognised:

     -e       return  0  if the group exists, and non-zero if the
group does not
             exist, on the system.  No information is  displayed.
This form of
             the  command  is  useful  for  scripts which need to
check whether a
             particular group name or GID is already  in  use  on
the system.

     -v      perform any actions in a verbose manner.

     The group argument may either be a group's name, or a GID.

     The  groupinfo  utility exits 0 if the group name or GID exists, and nonzero
 if it does not.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]


SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     passwd(5), usermgmt.conf(5)

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The groupinfo utility first appeared in OpenBSD 2.7.

AUTHORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The groupinfo utility was  written  by  Alistair  G.  Crooks

OpenBSD      3.6                        November     30,     1999
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