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Old 01-15-2003, 04:16 PM   #1
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Changes to /etc/group - take effect when?

Are changes to /etc/group instantaneous? My webserver is running as nobody and I'm trying to write files to certain directories, and I created a few new groups and then assigned nobody to them. However, I still can't get nobody to write to anything other than a dir that's owned by itself.

Do I need to reboot for these changes to take effect? Is there a command I can issue to reload the group / passwd stuff? Or am I just totally off here and the problem must be something else?

Old 01-15-2003, 04:18 PM   #2
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Yeah usually a logoff or reboot should make these changes. You could also try to issue the command: telinit [runlevel of your desire] and see if that works.
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Thanks for the information. I'll have to find an opportune time to reboot the server!


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