lveax wrote: > hey all. > > i found a problem just now. > i added this user(in wheel group)with sysinstall when i install freebsd. > > $ id > uid=1001(user) gid=0(wheel) groups=0(wheel), 5(operator), 69(network) > > $ pw group show wheel > wheel:*:0:root > > i can't see it in the wheel group users list? > > but when i add a new user with adduser,it will in the list.
That's because you've made 'wheel' the primary group for that user, which is probably not exactly what you intended. The primary group is defined in /etc/master.passwd -- the gid number is put into the third field. Eg: consider the standard system user bin: happy-idiot-talk:~:% id bin uid=3(bin) gid=7(bin) groups=7(bin) happy-idiot-talk:~:% pw group show bin bin:*:7: happy-idiot-talk:~:% pw user show bin bin:*:3:7::0:0:Binaries Commands and Source:/:/usr/sbin/nologin ^ ^ No UIDs are listed as members of group bin in /etc/group, but the bin user has bin as their primary group deom the password file. adduser probably does the common trick of creating a user and a group of the same name -- in fact, pw(8) will also do precisely that unless you specify a primary group using the '-g' flag. Use the '-G' flag instead to specify other groups for the user to belong to. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard Flat 3 PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate Kent, CT11 9PW
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