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Re: HOME set to / [Was: cygwin-1.3.16-1]
On Wed, Dec 04, 2002 at 10:46:42AM -0000, John Morrison wrote:
> > From: Chris Game
> > In an earlier post, John Morrison wrote:
> > [...]
> > - now how do I get out of this 'None' group
> > that I'm apparently in, and into 'Users' or even 'Administrators'?
> Sorry, I don't know. I'm in 'None' too.
'None' (resp. it's native version) is the name of the default group each
user is in, if the machine isn't a domain member machine. Otherwise
the group typically changes to (the native version of) 'Domain Users'.
On non-domain machines, there's no way to change that. Your primary
group is unchangeable set to 'None'. Each other group you're member
of is just a supplementary group, to use a UNIX idiom here.
So, to reflect the situation of a "normal" user exactly as it's given
on NT, the passwd entries would look like this:
and the related /etc/group entries:
However, what's fixed on NT isn't necessarily fixed for Cygwin. As long
as you are really a member of a group, you are allowed to change your
primary group membership to that group in /etc/passwd by hand:
Note that this has only an effect in Cygwin. And note that the
user's guide contains a description what you can change in
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