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Old 01-09-2010, 08:53 AM   #1
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hi,

how set the group password?
what is the use of the group password?
 
Old 01-09-2010, 09:11 AM   #2
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Here is a repeat of what I posted in your last thread:

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vksm;

So far--after 5 posts--you:

1. Have not posted any follow-up or thanked people for their help.

2. Have never said "please"

This pattern will make it more difficult to get help here.
 
Old 01-09-2010, 09:11 AM   #3
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Hi,

'man' is your friend!

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excerpt from 'man group';

NAME
group - user group file

DESCRIPTION
/etc/group is a text file which defines the groups on the system. There is one entry per line, with
the following 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
a list of the usernames that are members of this group, separated by commas.
If you set the 'passwd' parameter then a password will be required.
 
  


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