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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       groups - Displays your group membership

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       groups [user]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The groups command writes to standard output the groups to
       which you or the specified user belong.   The  Tru64  UNIX
       operating system allows a user to belong to many different
       groups at the same time.

       Your primary group is specified in the  /etc/passwd  file.
       Once  you  are logged in, you can change your active group
       with the newgrp shell command (see sh). When you create  a
       file, its group ID is that of your active group.

       Other  groups  that  you  belong  to  are specified in the
       /etc/group file.  If you belong to more  than  one  group,
       you  can  access  files  belonging  to any of those groups
       without changing your primary group ID.  These are  called
       your concurrent groups.

NOTES    [Toc]    [Back]

       The  /etc/passwd  and /etc/group files must be on the same

EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]

       To determine your group membership, enter: groups

       The groups to which you belong  will  be  displayed.   For
       example: devel  prod

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

       Contains group information.  Contains user information.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Commands:  csh(1), ksh(1), sh(1)

       Functions:  initgroups(3), setgroups(2)

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