On Jun 23, 6:27 pm, gga <GGarram... / aol.com> wrote:
> require 'etc'
> Etc.getpwnam(user)
>
> or, using Daniel Berger's std-admin library_
>
> require 'sys/admin'
> Sys::Admin.get_user(user)
>
> allows me to get a struct with the user's primary group.
>
> However, I need to obtain the list of ALL groups that a user belongs
> to (primary and secondary).
> Other than doing the unportable:
>
>    groups = `groups #{user}`.split
>
> is there a method in the ruby std library to get the secondary groups?

Never mind.  Found how to do it.