Subject: Re: [netbsd]: bin/11047: newgrp is missing
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 04/26/2002 19:39:29
[ On Friday, April 26, 2002 at 11:55:38 (-0500), Tim Bandy wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: [netbsd]: bin/11047: newgrp is missing
> 2) Is newgrp worth pursuing, then, based upon this and other feedback?
I definitely think so.
One of the things I've always wanted in a *BSD 'newgrp' pretty much ever
since the day I first encountered multiple group membership was a way to
select one's primary gid without changing the current group memberships,
and also some way to select which groups will be used when a user
happens to be allowed membership in more groups than the kernel allows.
There are quite a few unanswered questions in how this might all work,
but over the years I've encountered limits in the group mechanism enough
times to feel it's worth pursuing a more generic solution.
Greg A. Woods
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