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Hi all,
I am new to Linux.Can anyone tell me how to display or list all the members in a group?


Thanks in advance.
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Look out for the following files:

/etc/passwd and /etc/group

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one way, assume we want the group called prog:

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grep '^prog' /etc/group

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Use the command:
# groups

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groups will simply list out the groups avalaible on the system. It won't give you the members associated with them.

Grepping on /etc/group with the desired group name would do the trick.
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On my Linux at least, groups era prints which groups I am a member of.
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