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Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers What hapens if a group member doesn't exist? Post 22946 by Gary Cooper on Thursday 13th of June 2002 11:07:21 AM
Old 06-13-2002
Question What hapens if a group member doesn't exist?

As part of a NIS implementation, (I think) I want to create a group (in /etc/group) that has users that do not exist on the target machine.

What effect will this have? Will it cause any problems?


Gary Cooper

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groupdel(1M)						  System Administration Commands					      groupdel(1M)

groupdel - delete a group definition from the system SYNOPSIS
/usr/sbin/groupdel group DESCRIPTION
The groupdel utility deletes a group definition from the system. It deletes the appropriate entry from the /etc/group file. OPERANDS
group An existing group name to be deleted. EXIT STATUS
The following exit values are returned: 0 Success. 2 Invalid command syntax. A usage message for the groupdel command is displayed. 6 group does not exist. 10 Cannot update the /etc/group file. FILES
/etc/group system file containing group definitions ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWcsu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
users(1B), groupadd(1M), groupmod(1M), logins(1M), useradd(1M), userdel(1M), usermod(1M), attributes(5) NOTES
The groupdel utility only deletes a group definition that is in the local /etc/group file. If a network nameservice such as NIS or NIS+ is being used to supplement the local /etc/group file with additional entries, groupdel cannot change information supplied by the network nameservice. SunOS 5.10 14 Sep 1992 groupdel(1M)

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