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john guardian
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Default user/group names

Default system user names for ownership of system dirs/files.

Def user names = root, bin, sys and other?

Def group names = root, bin, sys and other?

Have I missed or incorrectly listed anything above? I was unsure as to "other" being lisetd in the def user list. Unlike one other (non-hp) unix, I don't see any reference to system for user or group... just sys.

Thx in advance for any/all replies.

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RickT_1
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Re: Default user/group names

John,

You are correct, HP-UX does not use the user or group "system".

Rick
john guardian
Super Advisor

Re: Default user/group names

Good. Thx.

But what about the Def User list? Is there a def system username of "other" or is it only used to denote group membership?

I can't ever remember seeing a file owned by "other", but I have seen files "group-owned" by other... Haven't logged on to an HP box in a while and really taken a good look... been busy w/other 'Nix systems and will have to check this out at the Data Center.
RickT_1
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Re: Default user/group names

There is not a user of "Other" that is strictly for groups.

Rick
john guardian
Super Advisor

Re: Default user/group names

Thx to RickT.
Dennis Handly
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Re: Default user/group names

>Default system user names for ownership of system dirs/files.

Take a look at /etc/passwd and /etc/group.