Solaris adding group

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You can use GUI tools or command line tools. I like to use command line tools for group admin. Use groupadd command to add (create) a new group definition on the system. Use groupmod command to modify a group definition on the system.

Adding new group
Use groupadd command to add group called pusers:

# groupadd pusers

Create a group called sshusers with GID 500:

# groupadd –g 500 sshusers

Add new user volini to group sshusers:

# useradd –d /nas/home/v/volini -m volini

Add existing user rose to group sshusers:

# usermod -G pusers rose

Rename group
Change the name sshusers to ftpusers:

# groupmod -n ftpusers sshusers

Delete the group
Remove the group called foxadmin

# groupdel foxadmin

If you manually modified the /etc/group file then you can check any group file inconsistencies with grpck command:

# vi /etc/group
# grpck

Posted by: Vivek Gite

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