Another file that is used in user management is the /etc/group file. This file allows for different groups with different permissions.
$ cat /etc/group
Very similar to the /etc/password field, the /etc/group fields are as follows:
- Group name
- Group password - there isn't a need to set a group password, using an elevated privilege like sudo is standard. A "*" will be put in place as the default value.
- Group ID (GID)
- List of users - you can manually specify users you want in a specific group
Run the command groups. What do you see?
What is the GID of root?