pts membership - Displays the membership list for a user or group


pts membership -nameorid <user or group name or id>+ [-cell <cell name>] [-noauth] [-force] [-help]

pts m -na <user or group name or id>+ [-c <cell name>] [-no] [-f] [-h]

pts groups -na <user or group name or id>+ [-c <cell name>] [-no] [-f] [-h]

pts g -na <user or group name or id>+ [-c <cell name>] [-no] [-f] [-h]


The pts membership command lists the groups to which each user or machine specified by the -nameorid argument belongs, or lists the users and machines that belong to each group specified by the -nameorid argument.

It is not possible to list the members of the system:anyuser or system:authuser groups, and they do not appear in the list of groups to which a user belongs.

To add users or machine to groups, use the pts adduser command; to remove them, use the pts removeuser command.


-nameorid <user or group name or id>+

Specifies the name or AFS UID of each user entry, the IP address (complete or wildcard-style) or AFS UID of each machine entry, or the name or AFS GID of each group, for which to list group membership. It is acceptable to mix users, machines, and groups on the same command line, as well as names and IDs. Precede the GID of each group with a hyphen to indicate that it is negative.

-cell <cell name>

Names the cell in which to run the command. For more details, see pts(1).


Assigns the unprivileged identity anonymous to the issuer. For more details, see pts(1).


Enables the command to continue executing as far as possible when errors or other problems occur, rather than halting execution at the first error.


Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are ignored.


For each user and machine, the output begins with the following header line, followed by a list of the groups to which the user or machine belongs:

   Groups <name> (id: <AFS UID>) is a member of:

For each group, the output begins with the following header line, followed by a list of the users and machines who belong to the group:

   Members of <group_name> (id: <AFS GID>) are:


The following example lists the groups to which the user pat belongs and the members of the group smith:friends. Note that third privacy flag for the pat entry was changed from the default hyphen to enable a non-administrative user to obtain this listing.

   % pts membership pat smith:friends
   Groups pat (id: 1144) is a member of:
   Members of smith:friends (id: -562) are:


The required privilege depends on the setting of the third privacy flag in the Protection Database entry of each user or group indicated by the -nameorid argument (use the pts examine command to display the flags):


pts(1), pts_adduser(1), pts_examine(1), pts_removeuser(1), pts_setfields(1)


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