Thread: LInux group permissions question

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    May 2007
    Berkeley, CA

    LInux group permissions question

    say I have a root account assigned to the following groups

    % id root
    uid=0(root) gid=0(wheel) groups=0(wheel),2(kmem),3(sys),4(tty),5(operator), 8(news),9(mail),12(utmp),25(patron),50(staff),55(d ocs),117(dialer)

    Say I want to add a person to the staff group. Is there anway of determining what programs get executed under the staff group?

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    What do you mean by "get executed"? Do you mean setgid programs that are executed under that group ID no matter who calls them?
    find / -executable -group staff -perm -g+s
    Or do you mean programs that can be executed specifically by the group staff?
    find / -group staff -perm -g+x
    Or do you want to track what programs any user in the staff group executes? I don't know how to do that.
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    Ack. Sloppy wording on my part. I wanted to know the executed specifically by the group staff. You just answered the question for me. Thanks.

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