GROUP

NAME
DESCRIPTION
FILES
SEE ALSO

NAME

group − user group file

DESCRIPTION

/etc/group is an ASCII file which defines the groups to which users belong. There is one entry per line, and each line has the format:

group_name:passwd:GID:user_list

The field descriptions are:

group_name

the name of the group.

password

the (encrypted) group password. If this field is empty, no password is needed.

GID

the numerical group ID.

user_list

all the group member’s user names, separated by commas.

FILES

/etc/group

SEE ALSO

login(1), newgrp(1), passwd(5)