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Old 02-13-2006, 04:08 AM   #1
Akhran
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Is there a command to show the the member(s) of a group?


'groups username' shows the group(s) the user belongs to. Is there a command to show the member(s) of a group?

Thanks !
 
Old 02-13-2006, 04:26 AM   #2
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apropos group
gave me: man group
which points to:
cat /etc/group
It doesn't really give all info though, it does not say that i'm part of the users group which is weird ..
 
Old 02-13-2006, 04:32 AM   #3
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Code:
grep group_name /etc/group
eg:
Code:
[scuzzy@slackdell /home/scuzzy]$ grep users /etc/group
users::100:scuzzy,nobody
[scuzzy@slackdell /home/scuzzy]$ grep music /etc/group
music:x:105:scuzzy
[scuzzy@slackdell /home/scuzzy]$
 
Old 02-13-2006, 04:34 AM   #4
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grep '<group-name>' /etc/group

The members of a group are listed after the third colon.

In a script, you could do something like:
Code:
#!/bin/bash
sed -n "/${1}/s/.*:.*:.*://p" /etc/group
Set the executable bit, and copy it to your $HOME/bin/. Now you have the command you want. A comma seperated list of the members is printed.
 
  


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