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Change the primary group of a user

Terminal - Change the primary group of a user
usermod -g group user
2012-05-24 12:39:46
User: tduvally
Functions: usermod
Change the primary group of a user


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
useradd -g linux anish && id
2012-05-24 17:38:46
User: anishchib
Functions: useradd

small -g option add user to initial login group (primary group).

The group name must exist.

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What others think

note that group changes do not get picked up by existing processes (like the current shell, or the GUI desktop environment). You can log out and log back in to pick up the change, or as root do "su -l user" to get a shell with the new group membership active.

Comment by dmmst19 153 weeks and 5 days ago

When you want to add a user to a group without losing the user's original group membership, use:

usermod -a -G newgroup username
Comment by linuxrawkstar 153 weeks ago

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