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From: arnold@skeeve.com
To: gtaylor@tnetconsulting.net, clemc@ccc.com
Cc: tuhs@minnie.tuhs.org, coff@minnie.tuhs.org
Subject: Re: [COFF] [TUHS] Will someone please explain the history and usage of gpasswd / newgrp / sg?
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 13:17:09 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <202111152017.1AFKH9Om032644@freefriends.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAC20D2N5XpHDXVu9kEdEC8i2ex0SOrBpma6gPYzAxJRUMrwFAg@mail.gmail.com>

Clem Cole <clemc@ccc.com> wrote:

> I'm sure it was used in many other ways, but that was certainly one scheme
> we used at UCB when wnj added them.  Again check the 4.2 docs, where the
> BSD group scheme is explained.   This did seem useful and System V picked
> it up also fairly soon after BSD released it to the world, and fortunately
> did not change the BSD semantics.

Not so soon, really. The new group scheme was widely released with
4.2 BSD (~ 1983). System V didn't pick up multiple groups until
System V Release 4, circa 1989.

Arnold
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  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-11-15 22:24 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-11-15 16:11 [COFF] " Grant Taylor via COFF
2021-11-15 16:26 ` Arrigo Triulzi via COFF
2021-11-15 18:29 ` Clem Cole
     [not found]   ` <CAEdTPBeNo-4vEVxxMzDTL_YYWvPb9VgMGTJBs7RaQhcDeJzeAg@mail.gmail.com>
2021-11-15 18:51     ` [COFF] [TUHS] " Clem Cole
2021-11-15 18:54       ` Warner Losh
2021-11-15 18:56       ` Clem Cole
2021-11-15 20:17   ` arnold [this message]
2021-11-15 21:37     ` Clem Cole

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