Users, groups and directory access

A.J. Bonnema abonnema at
Wed May 5 13:37:33 UTC 2004

duncan brown wrote:
> A.J. Bonnema said:
>>>Sounds like John just needs to log out and back in again. There's
>>>little effective difference between primary and supplementary groups.
>>It still doesn't work. However, I checked the group membership of john
>>after applying "gpasswd -a john proj" and -- even after exit and
>>creating a new terminal -- the command "groups" does not show proj. It
>>only shows john as group, while f.i. root has a whole bunch of groups.
>>Is gpasswd the wrong utility here?
> do this for me, please:
> egrep 'john|proj' /etc/passwd /etc/group
> and post the results to the list.  let's see what we're working with, first.

Hi Duncan,

Thanks for your reaction, but the problem was solved when I did a logoff 
from my X-session...
Besides, I had changed my (dutch) names to english, so the grep wouldn't 
match my example.

Thanks anyway.

> +( duncan brown : duncanbrown at )+
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(nice quote: no-one saw this one coming......)

A.J. Bonnema, Leiden The Netherlands,
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