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Re: changing a users group

At 04:57 -0500 on 5/8/98, Joost Kooij wrote:
> On Fri, 8 May 1998, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> > On Fri, May 08, 1998 at 08:03:51AM +0100, Joop Stakenborg wrote:
> > > Matthew D. Myers wrote:
> > > > How do you change a users group assignments without manually
>editing the
> > > > passwd and group  and also shadowed files.
> > > use vipw for editting your password file and vigr for the group file.
> >
> > Which is just the same as manually editing them. Is there a good
> > reason to use vipw, instead of just "vi /etc/passwd"?
> AFAIK vipw is supposed to lock the password file or at least perform the
> edits on a scratch copy of the original file and merge in the changes with
> the real /etc/passwd (which may have changed while you were editing) when
> you're ready.

Did I miss something?  The command "usermod -g groupname userid" is what I
use to change the group assignment for a user.

I don't worry about the groups file because it is static so I use vi on it.


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