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man pages section 1: User Commands

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Updated: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
 
 

groups(1)

Name

groups - print group membership of user

Synopsis

groups [user]...

Description

The command groups prints on standard output the groups to which you or the optionally specified users belong. Each user belongs to a group specified in the passwd(5) database and possibly to other groups as specified in the group(5) database. Note that the passwd database specifies the numerical ID (gid) of the group. The groups command converts gid to the group name in the output, if it can find a matching group name in the group database.

Examples

The output takes the following form:

example% groups tester01 tester02
tester01 : staff sysadmin
tester02 : staff
example%

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Availability
system/core-os

See Also

group(5), nsswitch.conf(5), passwd(5), attributes(7)