sg - execute command as different group ID
[group [-c ] command]
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
from, you need to enclose multi-word commands in quotes. Another
difference between newgrp
is that some shells treat
specially, replacing themselves with a new instance of a shell
creates. This doesn't happen with sg
, so upon exit
from a sg
command you are returned to your previous group ID.
The following configuration variables in /etc/login.defs change the behavior of
Enable "syslog" logging of sg
User account information.
Secure user account information.
Group account information.
Secure group account information.