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Old 08-01-2005, 10:46 AM   #1
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after adding user to group


This is a general unix question. After adding a user to a group, other then logging out then back in, how to i get the shell to see it. I've tried opening a new shell, sourceing (in bash and tcsh) .cshrc .bashrc, .login, all with no luck. This shouldn't be that hard.

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Old 08-01-2005, 11:02 AM   #2
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What do you mean get the shell to see it? They should be part of the group. Are you referring to running the command id <username> against it?
 
Old 08-01-2005, 11:17 AM   #3
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Let me try again, here is an example below after added user to cdrom group. Currently in bash.
Code:
user@system$ groups
users
user@system$ cat /etc/group | grep user
users:x:100:user
cdrom:x:1212:user
user@system$ . .bashrc
user@system$ groups
users
user@system$ . /etc/profile
user@system$ groups
users
user@system$ . /etc/bashrc
user@system$ groups
users
<cntr><shift>n    #### open new shell in konsole so rereads env
user@system$ group
users
user@system$ ssh localhost
Warning: Permanently added 'localhost' (RSA) to the list of known hosts.
user@localhost's password:
Last login: Mon Aug  1 09:09:30 2005
user@localhost$ group
users cdrom
No matter what shell config I re-source, it doesn't see the group. The only way that I have found was to log out then back in. Or ssh to the same box. I want to not have to do this, specifically, how is the system reading the users groups?

Hope this explains it better.

Pete

Last edited by peter72; 08-01-2005 at 11:18 AM.
 
  


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