[Baypiggies] Python newgroup quick question/answer?

Glen Jarvis glen at glenjarvis.com
Thu Oct 15 22:12:51 CEST 2009

   I already know about the following (and wrote the following code). I'd
rather log them into the group during the execution of the script, though,
if I could:

    # Must be logged into bpg group
    if not os.getgid() == _BPG_GID:
            "\nERROR: You must be logged into bpg group! See: man



On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 1:03 PM, Glen Jarvis <glen at glenjarvis.com> wrote:

> I know.. I know.. RTFM :)  I usually do the digging myself. However, I'm
> not finding what I think is probably there.
> My users are in two Linux groups, A and B. The script that I'm writing
> should log them into B (newgrp B from the linux prompt).
> Since Python 'fits your brain,' generally, I would expect something like
> os.newgroup('B'), os.newgrp('B'), or os.logingroup('B'). I'm not finding,
> it, however.
> Anyone know this off the top of their head?
> If there's no library, am I guaranteed to retain the group if I use
> subprocess?
> Cheers,
> Glen
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