Re: user private groups and a src group
Matthew Hannigan <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Exactly. It won't change _anything_ for the average user.
Not so. You should say, "they won't notice." Above-average users
will definitely notice.
> The change _only_ affects group permissions. Nobody bothers with
> group permissions normally, partly because they couldn't be bothered
> because it is too difficult mucking around with newgrp, chmod and
> This way, group permissions will suddenly become practical after 20
> years of unix! Hooray!
There is nothing practical about putting every user in a separate
group which must then be added to /etc/groups. It just works -- a
hack. To add a user, /etc/groups should not have to be touched, IMHO,
but I am willing to accept it for the benefits that it brings.
Daniel Quinlan <email@example.com>