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Top Forums UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users Changing permissions of a user Post 22407 by thehoghunter on Monday 3rd of June 2002 11:58:30 AM
Old 06-03-2002
What OS are you using? From your question I'm not sure about what exactly you are trying to change.

If it's permissions on files - check out the man page on chmod
If it's owner of files - check out the man page on chown
If it's for when a user creates new files - check out umask
If it's for accessing different directories - check out the group file (possibly in /etc) or in NIS ypcat group.

If you are using NIS then you need to change a user's group via the Master NIS server.
If you don't know how userconf works, check the man page ( try from the % or $ prompt

% man userconf

And do not post questions twice!!

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nischgrp(1)							   User Commands						       nischgrp(1)

nischgrp - change the group owner of a NIS+ object SYNOPSIS
nischgrp [-AfLP] group name... DESCRIPTION
nischgrp changes the group owner of the NIS+ objects or entries specified by name to the specified NIS+ group. Entries are specified using indexed names (see nismatch(1)). If group is not a fully qualified NIS+ group name, it will be resolved using the directory search path (see nisdefaults(1)). The only restriction on changing an object's group owner is that you must have modify permissions for the object. This command will fail if the master NIS+ server is not running. The NIS+ server will check the validity of the group name prior to effecting the modification. OPTIONS
The following options are supported: -A Modify all entries in all tables in the concatenation path that match the search criterion specified in name. This option implies the -P switch. -f Force the operation and fail silently if it does not succeed. -L Follow links and change the group owner of the linked object or entries rather than the group owner of the link itself. -P Follow the concatenation path within a named table. This option only makes sense when either name is an indexed name or the -L switch is also specified and the named object is a link pointing to entries. EXAMPLES
Example 1: Using the nischgrp Command The following two examples show how to change the group owner of an object to a group in a different domain, and how to change it to a group in the local domain, respectively. example% nischgrp newgroup.remote.domain. object example% nischgrp my-buds object This example shows how to change the group owner for a password entry. example% nischgrp admins '[uid=99],passwd.org_dir' In the previous example, admins is a NIS+ group in the same domain. The next two examples change the group owner of the object or entries pointed to by a link, and the group owner of all entries in the hob- bies table. example% nischgrp -L my-buds linkname example% nischgrp my-buds '[],hobbies' ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
NIS_PATH If this variable is set, and the NIS+ name is not fully qualified, each directory specified will be searched until the object is found (see nisdefaults(1)). EXIT STATUS
The following exit values are returned: 0 Successful operation. 1 Operation failed. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWnisu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
nis+(1), nischmod(1), nischown(1), nisdefaults(1), nisgrpadm(1), nismatch(1), nis_objects(3NSL), attributes(5) NOTES
NIS+ might not be supported in future releases of the SolarisTM Operating Environment. Tools to aid the migration from NIS+ to LDAP are available in the Solaris 9 operating environment. For more information, visit http://www.sun.com/directory/nisplus/transition.html. SunOS 5.10 10 Dec 2001 nischgrp(1)

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