Groups

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Adding a user to a group enables that user to perform certain actions or access certain files pertaining to that group.

Below is a list of common groups and their function in Arch.

  • abs = rights to Arch's auto build system
  • audio = sound
  • camera = camera devices
  • floppy = floppy drive
  • log = access to log files in /var/log
  • optical = dvd/cd drives
  • scanner = scanners
  • slocate = access to command updatedb
  • storage = access to external drives
  • thinkpad = for thinkpad users accessing /dev/misc/nvram through e.g. tpb
  • video = ?
  • vmware = right to execute vmware
  • wheel = right to do su (though PAM also affects this)