Check the UNIX group database for errors

Posted September 4, 2003 by Quinn McHenry in UNIX

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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:


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


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Quinn was one of the original co-founders of Tech-Recipes. He is currently crafting iOS applications as a senior developer at Small Planet Digital in Brooklyn, New York.
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