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Old 03-11-2012, 11:00 PM   #1
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What is a group in Linux

A. This should be easy... it really should. But I haven't been able to google my way to the answer. I want to have a kinda complete understanding to what a group is, how it works, what it performs, or doesn't perfom.....

B. Don't send me to the man pages --it's time Linux users start admitting they suck and are poorly over written.
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I don't think man pages suck, it's just that people seem to expect things of them that they are generally
not intended to provide. If you think of them as a terse reference, not a howto or tutorial, then they will serve you better. If you want howtos or references you may be better looking elsewhere.

The rute book is a good place to start. Regarding groups and users see:


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What is a group in Linux
What do google show you?
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Filesystem Hierarchy Standard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -

Debian GNU/Linux System Administrator's Manual - Managing User Accounts -

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