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       members - outputs members of a group


       members groupname


       This  manual  page documents briefly the members commands.  This manual
       page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution.

       members is a program that sends a  space-separated  list  of  secondary
       member names to its standard output.


       The  programs  follow  the  usual  GNU  command  line syntax, with long
       options starting with two  dashes  (‘-’).   A  summary  of  options  is
       included below.

       -a, --all
              Show all group members on one line. This is the default.

       -p, --primary
              Show only primary group members.

       -s, --secondary
              Show only secondary group members.

       -t, --two-lines
              Send  two  lines  to  standard  output.  First  line  is primary
              members, second line is secondary  members.  NOTE:  This  always
              displays two lines, even if there are no members at all.

       -h, --help
              Show summary of options.


       Exit  status is 0 (i.e. "success") if the group was found, and 1 (i.e.,
       "failure") if the group was not found.

       Technically, the exit status hinges on the  output  of  getgrnam(3)  as
       follows:  if  getgrnam(3) returns a null pointer, the exit status is 1,
       and 0 otherwise.


       I don’t know of any! If you find one, please let me know!




       This manual page was written by  Jim  Lynch  <>,  for  the
       Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).