Subject: Re: passwd in /etc/group
To: Christos Zoulas <>
From: Brian Ginsbach <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/12/2006 02:44:15
On Tue, Apr 11, 2006 at 10:53:46PM +0000, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> NetBSD does not ship with a newgrp command, although older versions of BSD,
> and FreeBSD include a copy of newgrp. You should be able to use the FreeBSD
> version of newgrp on NetBSD. Eventually we should put it back too since it
> is part of the SUS (although not particularly useful).

I've been working on a version of newgrp to contribute to the TNF.
I'm about 75% finished.

I don't agree that newgrp is not particularly useful.  It can be useful
if you are in more than 16 groups.  Think NFS.