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  Learning the Mac OS X Terminal: Part 1
Subject:   Groups: wheel and staff
Date:   2002-02-07 05:26:52
From:   xa40d
Response to: Groups: wheel and staff

the groups command lists the groups you are in. Groups allow you access various parts of the filesystem do an `ls -la' to see a list of all the files in a directory, including the file permissions and ownership. Groups also allow you access to advanced funtions of some commands. For example being a member of wheel allows you to `su' to root, i.e. to become the super-user