Check the UNIX group database for errors

Posted September 4, 2003 by Quinn McHenry in UNIX

UNIX systems store user group information in the /etc/group file. Errors in this file can cause a variety of problems.


To check the /etc/group file for errors, as superuser run:

grpck

If it returns no output, the command found no errors. Any errors it finds should be self-explanatory.

 

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