Subject: Re: bin/11047: newgrp is missing
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 04/25/2002 23:18:40
In article <Pine.GSO.4.21.0204260011210.1020-100000@rfhpc8317>,
Hubert Feyrer <> wrote:
>On Thu, 25 Apr 2002, Tim Bandy wrote:
>> I've taken a crack at writing a newgrp program.  It's included below.
>> Please review it, and if you find it useful, it's yours.  Of course,
>> documentation is as of yet nonexistant.  Copyrights and id tags will
>> need fixing.
>What exactly is newgrp good for on a system that allows users to be in
>more than one group at a time?

Nothing, that is why it was removed. It is actually a security issue to
resurrect the password field in /etc/group.