Numeric group IDs for system groups

Brian Inglis
Thu May 24 01:00:00 GMT 2018

On 2018-05-23 15:47, Stefan Baur wrote:
> Am 23.05.2018 um 23:33 schrieb Brian Inglis:
>> Cygwin id 197121 == RID 513 == 0x201 - in range of reserved RIDs < 1000.
>> See:
> So we can safely assume that 197121 will always be the "None" group?
> In that case, I would suggest updating the FAQ to use
> chgrp 197121 ~/.ssh/*
> instead of
> chgrp None ~/.ssh/*
> thus making the FAQ entry
> <>
> os-language independent.

That internal id mapping could change due to Windows changes.

Currently the FAQ is only available in English - we would be grateful for
volunteers to translate to other languages. ;^>

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Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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