What is group membership in Linux? There are two types of groups in Linux: Primary group – is the main group that is associated with user account. Each user is a member of exactly one primary group. Secondary group – used to provide additional rights to user. For example, access to the dvd/cdrom drive can be granted with help of cdrom group.
How do I see members of a group in Linux?
- List the members of a group using /etc/group file.
- View the members of a group using getent command.
- Print users in a group using groupmems command.
- Display group members using members command.
- List all users belongs to a group using libuser-lid command.
Can a Linux group be a member of another group? There is no such thing as a group being a member of a group. A group, by definition, has a set of user members.
What command displays the group memberships for a user? To display the members of a group, or the groups to which a user belongs, use the pts membership command.