users and groups
matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Sat Dec 27 10:55:25 UTC 2008
Brian Astill wrote:
> I've examined "man adduser" "man adduser.conf" and the contents
> of /etc/adduser.conf /etc/group and /etc/passwd.
> Unfortunately I still can't see how to do what I want to do.
> A number of users are to use the same machine. That isn't the
> 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.
Yes, there is. You can either use the EXTRA_GROUPS method, or do:
usermod -a -G allofus username
after creation. That will add the user to allofus without affecting
their existing group membership.
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