group identifier


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group identifier

(operating system)
(gid) A unique number, between 0 an 32767, identifying a set of users under Unix. Gids are found in the /etc/passwd and /etc/group databases (or their NIS equivalents) and one is also associated with each file, indicating the group to which its group permissions apply.
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For the last stage it uses modular multiplication to receive the group identifier. So the total cost of the gateway node is [nT.sub.VER] + (2n+1) [T.sub.EXP] + n [T.sub.MUL].
As in the synchronous case, all groups created by the membership service are uniquely identified by a group identifier g drawn from a totally ordered set G.
V supports the notion of a process group as a set of processes identified by a group identifier (chosen from the same space as process identifiers).
Each jurisdiction should develop security threat group identifiers particular to its offender population and environment.
Works of body art have traditionally reflected rites of passage, served as group identifiers, and made people confirm to a cultural code and social standard outsiders rarely understand, so it's timely that cultural anthropologist John Rush examines different processes and procedures of radical physical alternations in different cultures, from branding to tattooing and self-inflicted pain.