users and groups
hs.samix at gmail.com
Sat Dec 27 16:59:58 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.
Let us say you have groups g1, g2, and g3, and users alice and others.
To make user alice a member of all the above groups (which I assume
$> sudo adduser alice g1
$> sudo adduser alice g2
$> sudo adduser alice g3
and so on for other others and groups.
> EXTRA_GROUPS in adduser.conf seems to be designed for access to
> various peripherals. Maybe I'm missing something.
> Advice would be welcome.
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