users and groups

Nils Kassube kassube at
Sat Dec 27 08:58:54 UTC 2008

Brian Astill wrote:
> I want to set up another home directory which all can read (and
> preferably few can write).  That directory might be owned by
> root, group allofus.  Seems to me I need to have all my users in
> group allofus as well as their personal group as part of the
> setup.  BUT there doesn't seem to be a way of putting a user in
> more than one group.
> EXTRA_GROUPS in adduser.conf seems to be designed for access to
> various peripherals.  Maybe I'm missing something.

Did you try the GUI way? You can find it at System -> Administration -> 
Users and Groups. There is a command line way, but I would have to look 
it up myself :)


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