NEWGRP Command

HSI Version: 

All

Purpose: 

Change active group ID 

Aliases: 

 

Command Format: 

newgrp GID | groupName

Options: 

GID : numeric group ID to start using. 

groupName : optional new group name to start using

Keywords: 

 

Usage Notes: 

The GID or GroupName must be a member of the user's group set, as shown by the GROUPS command.


New files and directories created after a successful "newgrp" command has been issued will have group ownership set to the new GID, unless otherwise overridden by the directory's  SET_GID flag, which forces GIDs to be set to that of the parent directory.

Example: 

newgrp staff
    or
newgrp 10438

Related Command(s): 

GROUPS