groupmod



GROUPMOD(8)                                                        GROUPMOD(8)




NAME

       groupmod - modify a group


SYNOPSIS

       groupmod [-g gid [-o ]] [-n new_group_name] group


DESCRIPTION

       The groupmod command modifies the system account files to reflect the
       changes that are specified on the command line.


OPTIONS

       The options which apply to the groupmod command are:

       -g gid The numerical value of the group’s ID. This value must be
              unique, unless the -o option is used. The value must be
              non-negative. Values between 0 and 999 are typically reserved
              for system groups. Any files which the old group ID is the file
              group ID must have the file group ID changed manually.

       -n new_group_name
              The name of the group will be changed from group to
              new_group_name.


FILES

       /etc/group
              group account information

       /etc/gshadow
              secure group account information


EXIT VALUES

       The groupmod command exits with the following values:

       0      success

       2      invalid command syntax

       3      invalid argument to option

       4      specified group doesn’t exist

       6      specified group doesn’t exist

       9      group name already in use

       10     can’t update group file


SEE ALSO

       chfn(1), chsh(1), passwd(1), gpasswd(8), groupadd(8), groupdel(8),
       useradd(8), userdel(8), usermod(8)


AUTHOR

       Julianne Frances Haugh (jockgrrl@ix.netcom.com)



                                  08/03/2005                       GROUPMOD(8)

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