about the id -Gn

Corinna Vinschen corinna@vinschen.de
Mon Mar 27 11:01:00 GMT 2000

Frederic Lorrain wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >[...]
> > by NT/W2K. The insertion of supplementary groups in /etc/groups
> > is only a help/hint for you. There's no command `newgroup' and
> > there's no need for it in NT/W2K.
> >
> [...]
> Actually, any NT4.0 users may have several groups. So, why does the
> command "mkgroup" extract only the primary group of each user ?

Simply because it's written to do it that way. As I mentioned, it has
no additional effect to write them into /etc/groups so it's not
really on top of the TODO stack. But I wouldn't dislike a patch to

> Even if the group file is modified manually to add complementary group
> to users, the
> command "Id -Gn" does not return all groups.

Hmm, do you have taken a newer snapshot? I have first added
supplementary group support on 1/6/2000. I have just proved it and
AFAICS it works as expected.

> To resolve this problem we intend to rewrite the "groups" command. Is
> there a best
> solution ?

You need not to patch anything. It will be supported by the next net
release anyway.


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