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SUBGID(5) File Formats and Conversions SUBGID(5)


subgid - the subordinate gid file


Each line in /etc/subgid contains a user name and a range of subordinate group ids that user is allowed to use. This is specified with three fields delimited by colons (“:”). These fields are:
•login name
•numerical subordinate group ID
•numerical subordinate group ID count
This file specifies the group IDs that ordinary users can use, with the newgidmap command, to configure gid mapping in a user namespace.
Multiple ranges may be specified per user.


Per user subordinate group IDs.
Backup file for /etc/subgid.


login.defs(5), newgidmap(1), newuidmap(1), newusers(8), subuid(5), useradd(8), userdel(8), usermod(8), user_namespaces(7).
05/17/2017 shadow-utils 4.2