groups

display current group names

TLDR

Print group memberships for the current user

>_ groups
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Print group memberships for a specific user

>_ groups [username]
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Print group memberships for a list of users

>_ groups [username1] [username2] [username3]
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SYNOPSIS

' groups 'u groups [ user ]

DESCRIPTION

The groups command displays the current group names or ID values . If the value does not have a corresponding entry in /etc/group, the value will be displayed as the numerical group value . The optional user parameter will display the groups for the named user .

NOTE

Systems which do not support concurrent group sets will have the information from /etc/group reported . The user must use newgrp or sg to change his current real and effective group ID .

FILES

/etc/group Group account information .

SEE ALSO

newgrp(1), getgid(2), getgroups(2), getuid(2).

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