Originally Posted by Bratmon
I found the answer in less time than it took to make this post.
You misunderstand. My point was that, with hind sight foolishly, I just did the usermod -G thing. I did it because I could not get the user added to the scanner group.
This was because I was adding ':username' to the end of the scanner line in /etc/group. It should have been ',username'. This is only if there is another name(s) on the end of the line, the first name is indeed seperated by a : .
I was, moderately, complaining about being buggered up in this way.
My point was it is difficult to work out which groups the user should belong to given that all this information has been destroyed.
I was warning people who read this post not to use the idiotic usermod -G command.
So to be bloody idiotic: I am in the right and you are in the wrong.