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# 1  
Old 05-22-2008
members in a group

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.
# 2  
Old 05-22-2008
Look out for the following files:

/etc/passwd and /etc/group

Hope this helps!

nua7
# 3  
Old 05-22-2008
one way, assume we want the group called prog:
Code:
grep '^prog' /etc/group

# 4  
Old 05-22-2008
Use the command:
# groups

Rgs,
Oktawik
# 5  
Old 05-22-2008
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.
# 6  
Old 05-22-2008
On my Linux at least, groups era prints which groups I am a member of.
# 7  
Old 05-23-2008
Thank you all...

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