Administering File Groups With ‘gpasswd’

This procedure works for all Linux distributions running any desktop environment and shell. The procedures outlined below were tested using Ubuntu 19.10 with the Budgie desktop environment and Zsh, running in a Hyper-V virtual machine on Windows 10.

The gpasswd command serves as a shell-based front end to administer the /etc/group and /etc/gshadow files. In addition to short-cutting the processes for assigning users and groups (which typically occurs with the usermod command), gpasswd sets an optional password on a group.

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Best Ways to Hide Your Identity Online


It’s far too easy for our personal details to leak on the internet, either via hackers, companies selling the information, or some other dishonorable method. Securing your identity as you use the web helps keep your personal details at a minimum so that you don’t have to worry so much about identity theft, harassment, privacy intrusion, spam, etc.

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How to Fix a Hulu Playback Failure

When Hulu stops working, the error messages aren’t always that helpful. One of the most common error messages simply indicates that playback failure has occurred. This message is most commonly seen on streaming devices like Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Fire Stick, consoles like Xbox and PlayStation, and smart televisions from Vizio, LG, and others.

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