This is a summary regarding a limit of 1024 characters to the group file.
There seems to be several problems related to this issue:
1. vi limits the length of a line to 1024 characters.
2. There is a limit of 1024 characters to the group file. (bug #1050629)
3. If you're using NIS, there is a dbm limit of 1024 entries/key when
using makedbm. (bug #10359917)
I checked with SUN about both of these bugs and there are no fixes.
Most respondents work around this problem by creating several groups
with the same GID.
Many thanks to all who responded:
Jim Knutson firstname.lastname@example.org
Heino Peters email@example.com
Eric Markwardt firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Belcher Internet: email@example.com
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