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Re: usermod and groupmod

P.S.  It looks like "gpasswd" is an interesting command.  Evidently, "normal" folks can be allowed to administer groups.  I've never tried that.
-----Original Message-----
From: Brune, Charlie [mailto:Chas.Brune@anheuser-busch.com]
Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 1:12 PM
To: 'silug-discuss@silug.org'
Subject: Re: usermod and groupmod

Create the group with:
    groupadd managers
Add david to the new group with:
    usermod -G managers david
The "-G" is the option to add supplemental groups to a user.  Note that "david" is still in his original "david" group (and that is his PRIMARY group).
Check the /etc/passwd and /etc/group files to make sure that it did what you want.
-----Original Message-----
From: David Leathers [mailto:dleathers@charter.net]
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2002 8:42 AM
To: silug-discuss@silug.org
Subject: usermod and groupmod

i'm stuck with usermod and groupmod.  if you have a user set up and want to change the group that they belong to?
First you would create the group.  That has been done checked /etc/group file and the group is there.  "All from root".  Let's say the user is david and his current group is david.  I create a group called mangers.  To change david to the group mangers would it be usermod -G david,mangers does not seem to work or groupmod -g david,mangers also does not seem to work.  I'm lost as to how to do this