Make changes in any profile available immediately/Change to default group

newgrp -
Changes your group to the default group, has the same effect as sourcing your profile/rc file (in any shell) or logging out and back in again.

By: dendoes
2012-10-01 10:23:56

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What Others Think

Not sure if 'newgrp -' does anything on my system (KDE Neon). What works for me is to first set the primary group to the new group, and then run newgrp again without arguments to set all groups as if I had just logged in: newgrp <newgroup> newgrp
apeekaboo · 250 weeks ago

What do you think?

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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