We often find that we need to add ourselves to a given group to access a resource.
Like, we need to access the cd reader and only people in the cdrom group can access it. Easy stuff, we just use sudo or su to get permissions and we do adduser my_user cdrom to add ourselves to the cdromgroup.
#adduser my_user cdrom
But this is not end of story. In order to get effective group permissions we need to logout and login again in the system for our group permissions to be refereshed, which is literaly a pain in the ass sometimes.
There is a quick trick that will save our time here, just do:
If we have been added to the group newgrp will give us instantly group permissions for the given group.
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