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groupmod


NAME
     groupmod - modify a group definition on the system

SYNOPSIS
     /usr/sbin/groupmod [ -g gid [-o]] [-n name] group

DESCRIPTION
     The groupmod command modifies the definition of  the  speci-
     fied  group  by  modifying  the  appropriate  entry  in  the
     /etc/group file.

OPTIONS
     The following options are supported:

     -g gid   Specify the new group ID for the group. This  group
              ID must be a non-negative decimal integer less than
              MAXUID, as  defined  in  <param.h>.  The  group  ID
              defaults  to  the  next  available  (unique) number
              above 99. (Group IDs  from  0-99  are  reserved  by
              SunOS for future applications.)



     -n name  Specify the new name for the group.  The name argu-
              ment  is  a string of no more than eight bytes con-
              sisting of characters from the set  of  lower  case
              alphabetic characters and numeric characters.
               A warning message will be written  if  these  res-
              trictions  are  not  met.  A future Solaris release
              may refuse to accept group fields that do not  meet
              these requirements.  The name argument must contain
              at least one character and must not include a colon
              (:) or NEWLINE (\n).



     -o       Allow the gid to be duplicated (non-unique).



OPERANDS
     The following operands are supported:

     group    An existing group name to be modified.



EXIT STATUS
     The groupmod utility exits with one of the following values:

     0        Success.

     2        Invalid command syntax. A  usage  message  for  the
              groupmod command is displayed.



     3        An invalid argument was provided to an option.



     4        gid is not unique (when the -o option is not used).



     6        group does not exist.



     9        name already exists as a group name.



     10       Cannot update the /etc/group file.



FILES
     /etc/group      group file



ATTRIBUTES
     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-
     butes:

     ____________________________________________________________
    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|
    | Availability                | SUNWcsu                     |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|


SEE ALSO
     users(1B),    groupadd(1M),    groupdel(1M),     logins(1M),
     useradd(1M),   userdel(1M),  usermod(1M),  group(4),  attri-
     butes(5)

NOTES
     The groupmod utility only modifies group definitions in  the
     /etc/group  file.  If  a network name service such as NIS or
     NIS+ is being used to supplement the local  /etc/group  file
     with  additional entries, groupmod cannot change information
     supplied by the network name service. The  groupmod  utility
     will, however, verify the uniqueness of group name and group
     ID against the external name service.










Man pages from Solaris 10 Update 8. See docs.sun.com and www.oracle.com for further documentation and Solaris information.
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