Subject: Re: bin/11047: newgrp is missing
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christos Zoulas <email@example.com>
Date: 04/25/2002 23:18:40
In article <Pine.GSO.4.21.0204260011210.1020-100000@rfhpc8317>,
Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.