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Old 03-15-2005, 12:01 AM   #1
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Qustion about adding user id to UUCP??

I am trying to install a piece of software, and the developer told me that I will need to add my user ID to the uucp group file so that I will be able to access my serial ports (something that I need so that I can attach a GPS to the computer). In any case, I am wondering how exactly I add my userid to the uucp? Thanks in advance
Old 03-15-2005, 03:49 PM   #2
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First run 'grep <username> /etc/group' to find out what groups your user already belongs to. Then run 'usermod -G <groups>,uucp <username>', as root. The group are separated by commas with no spaces. Omit the main group the user belongs to (ex. <username> or users). If the user only belongs to one group, <username> or users, you only need to run "usermod -G uucp <username>. For more information about usermod, 'man usermod'.


PS Make sure that group uucp owns your serial ports. I have no such group on my machine.
Old 03-15-2005, 07:36 PM   #3
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slightly simpler:
- login as root
- groups yourname (to see what you're in now)
- groupadd -G uucp,oldlistofgroups yourname

As noted earlier the list of groups, now with uucp, has to be
comma-delimited with no blanks.

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