newgrp(1) — Linux manual page

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NEWGRP(1)                     User Commands                    NEWGRP(1)

NAME         top

       newgrp - log in to a new group

SYNOPSIS         top

       newgrp [-] [group]

DESCRIPTION         top

       The newgrp command is used to change the current group ID during
       a login session. If the optional - flag is given, the user's
       environment will be reinitialized as though the user had logged
       in, otherwise the current environment, including current working
       directory, remains unchanged.

       newgrp changes the current real group ID to the named group, or
       to the default group listed in /etc/passwd if no group name is
       given.  newgrp also tries to add the group to the user groupset.
       If not root, the user will be prompted for a password if she does
       not have a password (in /etc/shadow if this user has an entry in
       the shadowed password file, or in /etc/passwd otherwise) and the
       group does, or if the user is not listed as a member and the
       group has a password. The user will be denied access if the group
       password is empty and the user is not listed as a member.

       If there is an entry for this group in /etc/gshadow, then the
       list of members and the password of this group will be taken from
       this file, otherwise, the entry in /etc/group is considered.

CONFIGURATION         top

       The following configuration variables in /etc/login.defs change
       the behavior of this tool:

       SYSLOG_SG_ENAB (boolean)
           Enable "syslog" logging of sg activity.

FILES         top

       /etc/passwd
           User account information.

       /etc/shadow
           Secure user account information.

       /etc/group
           Group account information.

       /etc/gshadow
           Secure group account information.

SEE ALSO         top

       id(1), login(1), su(1), sg(1), gpasswd(1), group(5), gshadow(5).

COLOPHON         top

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shadow-utils 4.8.1             04/01/2021                      NEWGRP(1)

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