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Linux in a Nutshell

This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.

Click on any of the 687 commands below to get a description and list of available options. All links in the command summaries point to the online version of the book on Safari Bookshelf.

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newgrp

newgrp [group]

Change user's group ID to the specified group. If no group is specified, change to the user's login group. The new group is then used for checking permissions.