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Old 07-21-2004, 12:55 AM   #1
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Exclamation /etc/group File Query

I have noticed that everytime I create a new group it increments taking into account what the last GID was e.g. If my last GID was 600 and I added a new group, it would be assigned the GID 601. My question relates to how can I have the group take over the GID of a deleted group rather than increment to a new number. e.g. I deleted a group with GID 511 and would want any new group I created to take over this number.

1) Is this advisable?
2) What are the implications?
3) Any other suggestions?

Thank You.
Old 07-21-2004, 01:02 AM   #2
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groupadd -g gid_number group_name

If that deleted group is not in /etc/group then no problem


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