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SG(1) User Commands SG(1)

NAME

sg - execute command as different group ID

SYNOPSIS

sg [-] [group [-c ] command]

DESCRIPTION

The sg command works similar to newgrp but accepts a command. The command will be executed with the /bin/sh shell. With most shells you may run sg from, you need to enclose multi-word commands in quotes. Another difference between newgrp and sg is that some shells treat newgrp specially, replacing themselves with a new instance of a shell that newgrp creates. This doesn't happen with sg, so upon exit from a sg command you are returned to your previous group ID.

CONFIGURATION

The following configuration variables in /etc/login.defs change the behavior of this tool:
SYSLOG_SG_ENAB (boolean)
Enable "syslog" logging of sg activity.

FILES

/etc/passwd
User account information.
/etc/shadow
Secure user account information.
/etc/group
Group account information.
/etc/gshadow
Secure group account information.

SEE ALSO

id(1), login(1), newgrp(1), su(1), gpasswd(1), group(5), gshadow(5).
07/24/2017 shadow-utils 4.5