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GROUPDEL(8)						    System Management Commands						       GROUPDEL(8)

NAME
groupdel - delete a group SYNOPSIS
groupdel group DESCRIPTION
The groupdel command modifies the system account files, deleting all entries that refer to group. The named group must exist. CAVEATS
You may not remove the primary group of any existing user. You must remove the user before you remove the group. You should manually check all file systems to ensure that no files remain owned by this group. CONFIGURATION
The following configuration variables in /etc/login.defs change the behavior of this tool: MAX_MEMBERS_PER_GROUP (number) Maximum members per group entry. When the maximum is reached, a new group entry (line) is started in /etc/group (with the same name, same password, and same GID). The default value is 0, meaning that there are no limits in the number of members in a group. This feature (split group) permits to limit the length of lines in the group file. This is useful to make sure that lines for NIS groups are not larger than 1024 characters. If you need to enforce such limit, you can use 25. Note: split groups may not be supported by all tools (even in the Shadow toolsuite). You should not use this variable unless you really need it. FILES
/etc/group Group account information. /etc/gshadow Secure group account information. EXIT VALUES
The groupdel command exits with the following values: 0 success 2 invalid command syntax 6 specified group doesn't exist 8 can't remove user's primary group 10 can't update group file SEE ALSO
chfn(1), chsh(1), passwd(1), gpasswd(8), groupadd(8), groupmod(8), useradd(8), userdel(8), usermod(8) System Management Commands 06/24/2011 GROUPDEL(8)

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GROUPMEMS(8)						    System Management Commands						      GROUPMEMS(8)

NAME
groupmems - administer members of a user's primary group SYNOPSIS
groupmems -a user_name | -d user_name | [-g group_name] | -l | -p DESCRIPTION
The groupmems command allows a user to administer his/her own group membership list without the requirement of superuser privileges. The groupmems utility is for systems that configure its users to be in their own name sake primary group (i.e., guest / guest). Only the superuser, as administrator, can use groupmems to alter the memberships of other groups. OPTIONS
The options which apply to the groupmems command are: -a, --add user_name Add an user to the group membership list. If the /etc/gshadow file exist, and the group has no entry in the /etc/gshadow file, a new entry will be created. -d, --delete user_name Delete a user from the group membership list. If the /etc/gshadow file exist, the user will be removed from the list of members and administrators of the group. If the /etc/gshadow file exist, and the group has no entry in the /etc/gshadow file, a new entry will be created. -g, --group group_name The superuser can specify which group membership list to modify. -h, --help Display help message and exit. -l, --list List the group membership list. -p, --purge Purge all users from the group membership list. If the /etc/gshadow file exist, and the group has no entry in the /etc/gshadow file, a new entry will be created. -R, --root CHROOT_DIR Apply changes in the CHROOT_DIR directory and use the configuration files from the CHROOT_DIR directory. SETUP
The groupmems executable should be in mode 2770 as user root and in group groups. The system administrator can add users to group groups to allow or disallow them using the groupmems utility to manage their own group membership list. $ groupadd -r groups $ chmod 2770 groupmems $ chown root.groups groupmems $ groupmems -g groups -a gk4 CONFIGURATION
The following configuration variables in /etc/login.defs change the behavior of this tool: MAX_MEMBERS_PER_GROUP (number) Maximum members per group entry. When the maximum is reached, a new group entry (line) is started in /etc/group (with the same name, same password, and same GID). The default value is 0, meaning that there are no limits in the number of members in a group. This feature (split group) permits to limit the length of lines in the group file. This is useful to make sure that lines for NIS groups are not larger than 1024 characters. If you need to enforce such limit, you can use 25. Note: split groups may not be supported by all tools (even in the Shadow toolsuite). You should not use this variable unless you really need it. FILES
/etc/group Group account information. /etc/gshadow secure group account information SEE ALSO
chfn(1), chsh(1), passwd(1), groupadd(8), groupdel(8), useradd(8), userdel(8), usermod(8). shadow-utils 4.1.5.1 05/25/2012 GROUPMEMS(8)

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