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Linux Essentials - Second Edition

By : Christine Bresnahan, Richard Blum
Book Image

Linux Essentials - Second Edition

By: Christine Bresnahan, Richard Blum

Overview of this book

Linux Essentials, Second Edition provides a solid foundation of knowledge for anyone considering a career in information technology, for anyone new to the Linux operating system, and for anyone who is preparing to sit for the Linux Essentials Exam. Through this engaging resource, you can access key information in a learning-by-doing style. Hands-on tutorials and end-of-chapter exercises and review questions lead you in both learning and applying new information—information that will help you achieve your goals! With the experience provided in this compelling reference, you can sit down for the Linux Essentials Exam with confidence. An open-source operating system, Linux is a UNIX-based platform that is freely updated by developers. The nature of its development means that Linux is a low-cost and secure alternative to other operating systems, and is used in many different IT environments. Passing the Linux Essentials Exam prepares you to apply your knowledge regarding this operating system within the workforce.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)

Managing Groups

In many respects, groups are comparable to accounts. They’re defined in similar files and managed with similar utilities. Groups are also tied to accounts, in that accounts include group definitions. Until now, it has been assumed that you’ll be using standard groups or the groups that are defined as part of account creation. Sometimes, though, you need to create, delete, or modify groups for specific purposes, such as if you use a project group strategy. As with account management, you can do this using either GUI or text-mode tools.

Managing Groups Using GUI Tools

Many GUI account maintenance tools, such as openSUSE’s User and Group Administration utility, provide group management tools that are similar to the user management tools described throughout this chapter. Referring back to Figure 13.1, you’ll see that the User and Group Administration window includes both Users and Groups tabs. To manage groups, click the Groups tab. This produces...