Subject: Re: bin/11047: newgrp is missing
To: Ben Harris <>
From: Rick Kelly <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 04/26/2002 15:36:03
Ben Harris said:

>FWIW, my reading of POSIX is that newgrp need not have a group password
>mechanism.  We can declare that passwords are never required for groups in
>NetBSD, and that users not listed as members of a group can never change to

The question is, is it good to change the way the BSD execution environment
works for users? Do you really want to type "newgrp xxx" "newgrp yyy" all
day? I can't find newgrp in any of the old BSD source trees.

The newgrp command happens to be one of the things that I dislike about

Rick Kelly