Change the primary group of a user

usermod -g group user

By: tduvally
2012-05-24 12:39:46

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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.
dmmst19 · 496 weeks and 2 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
linuxrawkstar · 495 weeks and 4 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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