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CHKGRP(8)		  BSD System Manager's Manual		     CHKGRP(8)

NAME
     chkgrp -- check the syntax	of the group file

SYNOPSIS
     chkgrp [groupfile]

DESCRIPTION
     The chkgrp	utility	scans the given	file or, failing that, the system-wide
     group file	for errors.  Specifically, it checks that every	non-blank,
     non-comment entry is composed of four colon-separated fields, that	none
     of	them contains whitespace, and that the third field (the	group ID) is
     numeric.

FILES
     /etc/group	 group database	file

SEE ALSO
     getgrent(3), group(5)

DIAGNOSTICS
     For each error found, chkgrp will print an	error message containing the
     name of the file being scanned and	the line number	on which the error was
     found.  Otherwise no output is produced.

     The chkgrp	utility	returns	EX_DATAERR if errors were found	in the group
     file, and EX_OK otherwise.

HISTORY
     The chkgrp	utility	appeared in FreeBSD 3.0.

AUTHORS
     The chkgrp	utility	and this manual	page were written by Dag-Erling	Coidan
     Smorgrav <des@FreeBSD.org>.

BUGS
     Should check fields more thoroughly for allowed/disallowed	characters,
     and the range of the group	ID.

BSD				  May 5, 1998				   BSD

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