git: pw(8): Allow to change GID of non-root super users (UID=0)

Aaron LI aly at
Fri Feb 3 01:42:25 PST 2023

commit b98c391838b0afbce2ea5898519c10c39f8fcaa2
Author: Aaron LI <aly at>
Date:   Fri Feb 3 12:03:51 2023 +0800

    pw(8): Allow to change GID of non-root super users (UID=0)
    pw(8) was silently refusing to change the GID/group of super users (i.e.,
    UID=0), and thus couldn't change the group of 'toor' user.
    Relax the policy a bit and only preventing from changing the GID/group
    of 'root' user, and raise an error in that case.  The 'root' is regarded
    as the special super user and already has several special checks in the
    code.  So this change actually make the behavior more consistent.
    This commit fixes the special case of 'tools/' adding the
    'toor' user.  It first adds the user with group of 'nogroup' and later
    change to its real group.

Summary of changes:
 usr.sbin/pw/pw_user.c | 4 +++-
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

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