Subject: Re: bin/11047: newgrp is missing
To: Ben Harris <>
From: Rick Kelly <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 04/25/2002 18:33:29
Ben Harris said:

>bin/11047 gives some suggestions.  If nothing else, POSIX.2-1992 has it as
>part of the User Portability option, which we largely support.

The downside is this:

I was working as an admin in a Solaris shop. They had been using CVS for
software development. The suits decided to switch to a commercial alternative
that had it's group named embedded in the binary. I now had 50 developers
typing "newgrp" all day long. They didn't like it and I heard about it daily.

Rick Kelly