GPASSWD

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
FILES
SEE ALSO

NAME

gpasswd − administer the /etc/group file

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

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 newgrp(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 newgrp(1) without a password, non-members must supply the password.

FILES

/etc/group − group information
/etc/gshadow − shadow group information

SEE ALSO

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