I don't understand why newgrp prompts me for password when I want to change my group. I don't even know what password it is asking for but certainly not mine (user clime). $ id uid=500(clime) ...
i want to login as a member of non primary group to create files whose owner as a member of non primary group of current user. -rwxr-xr-x 2 gowtham gowtham 4096 Sep 5 14:48 defaultNewFile ...
BACKGROUND Trevor logs into his account on ssh://foobar.university.edu as one of the developers on the box, and he gets the message: id: cannot find name for group ID 131 Trevor then checks this ...
When adding a user to a new group when does the user group permissions become active when its a /nologin user?
I have a service level account to run my webserver, and this user is setup with /sbin/nologin. Normally when you add a user to a group you must logout and login to use the new group permissions. ...
Why do I need to use newgrp or su (or logout and login again) to have new group memberships applied?
What is it that makes new group membership require a new login (or new login shell as started by su or newgrp) to be visible? Just running another bash (or whatever other shell) instance with --login ...