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2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 3, 2012 5:18 AM by muvvas RSS


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Hi all,

I wnt to list out all the users belong to a particular group say amld.

i use getent groups i didn't find

can u sggest me how to view all users belong to existing group in unix.
  • 1. Re: Reg: USERS
    DarrenMoffat Explorer
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    What nameservice configuration do you have enabled for groups ?

    $ grep ^group /etc/nsswitch.conf

    Note that:

    $ getent group <groupname>

    does work however it only lists users that have been given the group as a supplementary one not their primary group in their passwd entry.

    The groups command lists all groups (primary and supplementary) for a given user.

    If you want to list all the users that have a given group (say 10) as their primrary group you need to look at the passwd database not the group one eg:

    $ getent passwd | nawk -F: '$3 ~ /10/ { print $1}'

    That will print all the users in group 10 (usually called staff).
  • 2. Re: Reg: USERS
    muvvas Explorer
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    first list groups with groups command
    then use

    logins -g groupname

    bash-3.2# logins -g sys
    root 0 root 0 Super-User
    bin 2 bin 2
    sys 3 sys 3
    adm 4 adm 4 Admin


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