[OpenAFS] Re: pts -expandgroups vs -supergroups

Derrick Brashear shadow@gmail.com
Sun, 25 Apr 2010 18:05:57 -0400

On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 1:45 PM, Andrew Deason <adeason@sinenomine.net> wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Apr 2010 13:00:46 -0400
> Jason Edgecombe <jason@rampaginggeek.com> wrote:
>> ok, so -supergroups expands parents and -expandgroups expands
>> children?
> No. -expandgroups expands whatever we're displaying (I think). If you
> are displaying the children of a group, -expandgroups will expand all of
> the children. If you are displaying what groups an entry is in,
> -expandgroups will expand all of the supergroups.
> -supergroups displays the containing groups of a group instead of the
> group membership. That is, currently if you pass 'pts mem' a group, it
> will display the members of that group; if you give it a user, it will
> display the groups that user is in. Before -supergroups, there was no
> way to display what groups a group was in.
> Let me try an example to explain all of them. Say we have a group
> group1, which contains group2, which contains user3.
> 'pts mem group1' will display "group2".
> 'pts mem group1 -expandgroups' will display "group2, user3"
> 'pts mem group2 -supergroups' will display "g1".
> 'pts mem user3' will display "group2"
> 'pts mem user3 -expandgroups' will display "group2, group1"
>> If that's the case, -supergroups would make more sense as
>> "-parentgroups"
>> Is it too late to rename that option?
> I thought that the term 'supergroup' has always referred to a group that
> contained another group (in AFS PTS).

Unless you're moose, it has.

> So, you're listing the group's
> supergroups... I don't know, it makes sense to me. We could just make a
> -parentgroups switch do the same thing as -supergroups, if there is
> demand.

This is the first time I've seen parentgroup used ever.