SUMMARY: Group entry exceeds 512 char: /etc/group

From: Adam Bisbe <>
Date: Mon Oct 29 2001 - 09:56:01 EST
Sorry, my reading of the man page was too quick!!
thank you all


man page on groupadd documents -o which allows the group to be duplicated.
groupadd -g 1010 -o students

----------  original question  ----------
I get this error:
> WARNING: Group entry exceeds 512 char: /etc/group entry truncated.

I have found on archives this solution, but I am unable to add a new group

with the same id:
>Create a new group with a different name but with the same numeric group ID.
>(The number is actually the only thing that identifies the group.) Add other
>users to the new group.

I get:
UX: groupadd: ERROR: 8 is already in use.  Choose another.d

solaris is:
SunOS xxx 5.8 Generic_108528-05 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-4

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