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Recently I've started to use the groupadd command and noticed that among others this comman takes an -R switch in Fedora. I've consulted the man page of this command and ...
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    Groupadd command and it's behavior


    Recently I've started to use the groupadd command and noticed that among others this comman takes an -R switch in Fedora. I've consulted the man page of this command and the explanation given there was insufficient and the on-line searches didn't do much better.

    What is the purpose of the -R switch?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Code:
           -R, --root CHROOT_DIR
               Apply changes in the CHROOT_DIR directory and use the configuration
               files from the CHROOT_DIR directory.
    what would you need that for? and why is it insufficient?
    do you know what "chroot" means?
    what are you trying to achieve, anyway (answer this question first, please)?

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