Subject: Re: passwd in /etc/group
To: Brian Ginsbach <>
From: Liam J. Foy <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/12/2006 10:59:31
On 12 Apr 2006, at 03:44, Brian Ginsbach wrote:

> 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.

What was wrong with FreeBSDs version of newgrp?

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

I agree here.

> Brian

Liam J. Foy <>