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Re: Question about /etc/group



I think it's just a legacy. Old UNIXes required that you put users
into all groups that they belong to, no matter primary or secondary.

On 7/27/07, David Tonhofer <redhatter m-plify net> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I have a simle detail question:
>
>   Sometimes users are registered as being secondary members of the group
> that is their primary group - why is that so?
>
> For example:
>
> User "uucp" has as primary group the group with gid 14:
>
>    uucp:x:10:14:uucp:/var/spool/uucp:/sbin/nologin
>
> And group 14 is group "uucp". However, the user is also listed as being
> a secondary member of that group:
>
>    uucp:x:14:uucp
>
> Which is pretty pointless. Or not?
>
> Best regards,
>
>  -- David
>
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