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Re: ID command returns mkgroup

On 11/12/2009 06:47 PM, Dave Korn wrote:
Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
On 11/12/2009 09:14 AM, Dexter_Michael@emc wrote:
Should my ID output be the same as when I log into a unix server here,
or would it be different?  My cygwin is running on a Windows workstation
so maybe it is grabbing my AD groups as opposed to my NIS groups.

The former. Cygwin operates on Windows to create a POSIXy environment on Windows. It's not a Linux/UNIX VM running on Windows.

ITYM "the latter". Grabbing the AD groups is exactly what is going on. (I'm inferring that Mike is in a heterogeneous environment with essentially separate user accounts on the Unix and Windows sides, based on YP/NIS and AD respectively.)

Since we're in violent agreement about what was meant, I don't think it really
matters however "former" refers to the first of two things mentioned. The "latter"
refers to the second. Since Dexter mentioned AD first and NIS second, "The former"
as I used it refers to the AD groups. "The latter" refers to the NIS groups. But
subsequently looking around the web a bit and seeing all the confusion on how these
terms should be used, it occurs to me that my response doesn't say much if the
definition of "the former" is not clear. So I think your response does help in that
regard, Dave. Why am I not surprised? :-)

Larry Hall                    
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A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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