adm group in /etc/group

Nils Kassube kassube at
Thu Sep 22 07:55:47 UTC 2011

Abhishek Dixit wrote:
> I want to know what purpose the group
> 1) adm

Members of the adm group may view (some) log files in /vat/log. I don't 
know if there are other privileges for this group.

> 2) admin

Members of the admin group may use sudo to administer the system (at 
least with the default /etc/sudoers).


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