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tlug: Re: none (Groups)

Thanks a lot for the replies, sorry for the empty subject!

>>>>> "FB" == <Frank> writes:

    FB> On Fri, Oct 15, 1999 at 03:09:45PM +0900, Viktor Pavlenko
    FB> wrote:
    >> I wonder why a user, let's say, HERNAME on Linux belongs to the
    >> group HERNAME by default. What's the philosophy behind it?
    >> What's the purpose of existing of such a group if only one user
    >> belongs to it?

    FB> I have come across scripts that identify users (as opposed to
    FB> system groups like "ftp" in /etc/passwd on this basis; if the
    FB> user ID is above 99 and the group name is the same as the user
    FB> name, it's a user.  Otherwise it's a process.

RH proprietary scripts???

    FB> I don't know if that's why it is the default, but that's one
    FB> way in which the structure can be used.

    FB> Cheers, -- -x80 Frank G Bennett, Jr @@ Faculty of Law, Nagoya
    FB> Univ () email: Tel:
    FB> +81[(0)52]789-2239 () WWW:

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