Subject: Re: bin/11047: newgrp is missing
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Rick Kelly <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 04/25/2002 17:15:21
Hubert Feyrer said:

>What exactly is newgrp good for on a system that allows users to be in
>more than one group at a time?

On SYSV, using newgrp allows one to create files with a particular group
ownership. On NetBSD one would use chmod.

On the otherhand, constantly typing newgrp to access a particular groups
files or run a particular groups binaries sucks.

Rick Kelly