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Old 06-22-2003, 03:20 PM   #1
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Supplementary groups ? and group? what is the difference?


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I don't know what is Supplementary groups and Group. When I check Linuxconf, I see that user of my ftp belong to different Group and same Supplementary groups, what does it mean?
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Old 06-22-2003, 04:43 PM   #2
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Group is the main group and can be only one. 'Suplementary groups' is a place for all other groups (there's a limit on number of groups for one user, but it's hard to get to it) . There's not big difference.
 
Old 06-28-2003, 12:46 AM   #3
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so like you said, if their main group is group1, group2,.. but their Suplementary Group is newgroup, and if I point them to folder1, all users have same Suplementray group will be point to same place?
 
Old 06-29-2003, 03:16 PM   #4
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What o you mean when you write 'point to some place'? Home directory? Beeing in a group means you can access files/directories with group equal to one of your groups (of course, the permissions may be different, for example when owner has read/write/execute, group can have read/execute and other users may have no access to the file).
 
  


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