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MEMBERS(1)						      General Commands Manual							MEMBERS(1)

members - outputs members of a group SYNOPSIS
members groupname DESCRIPTION
This manual page documents briefly the members commands. This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution. members is a program that sends a space-separated list of secondary member names to its standard output. OPTIONS
The programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below. -a, --all Show all group members on one line. This is the default. -p, --primary Show only primary group members. -s, --secondary Show only secondary group members. -t, --two-lines Send two lines to standard output. First line is primary members, second line is secondary members. NOTE: This always displays two lines, even if there are no members at all. -h, --help Show summary of options. DIAGNOSTICS
Exit status is 0 (i.e. "success") if the group was found, and 1 (i.e., "failure") if the group was not found. Technically, the exit status hinges on the output of getgrnam(3) as follows: if getgrnam(3) returns a null pointer, the exit status is 1, and 0 otherwise. BUGS
I don't know of any! If you find one, please let me know! SEE ALSO
groups(1) AUTHOR
This manual page was written by Jim Lynch <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others). MEMBERS(1)

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gshadow - shadowed group file DESCRIPTION
/etc/gshadow contains the shadowed information for group accounts. This file must not be readable by regular users if password security is to be maintained. Each line of this file contains the following colon-separated fields: group name It must be a valid group name, which exist on the system. encrypted password Refer to crypt(3) for details on how this string is interpreted. If the password field contains some string that is not a valid result of crypt(3), for instance ! or *, users will not be able to use a unix password to access the group (but group members do not need the password). The password is used when a user who is not a member of the group wants to gain the permissions of this group (see newgrp(1)). This field may be empty, in which case only the group members can gain the group permissions. A password field which starts with an exclamation mark means that the password is locked. The remaining characters on the line represent the password field before the password was locked. This password supersedes any password specified in /etc/group. administrators It must be a comma-separated list of user names. Administrators can change the password or the members of the group. Administrators also have the same permissions as the members (see below). members It must be a comma-separated list of user names. Members can access the group without being prompted for a password. You should use the same list of users as in /etc/group. FILES
/etc/group Group account information. /etc/gshadow Secure group account information. SEE ALSO
gpasswd(5), group(5), grpck(8), grpconv(8), newgrp(1). shadow-utils 4.5 01/25/2018 GSHADOW(5)
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