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I added a user using useradd

useradd -g upperdevs myuser

But when I do an id check I didn't see the upperdevs group.

id myuser
#uid=1000(myuser) gid=1000(myuser) groups=1000(myuser),27(sudo)

Probably this was the issue why I can't write to certain_dir, by doing ls -l:

drwxrwxr-x 2 root upperdevs 4096 Sep  8 13:35 certain_dir

Anything I'm doing wrong?

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Was the user already there? Anyway, just run

adduser myuser upperdevs
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The user already exists. –  Defensor Sep 8 '12 at 7:20
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