[GTALUG] (question) What is the purpose of UID==GID?

William Park opengeometry at yahoo.ca
Mon Jan 11 03:30:12 UTC 2016

Just curious...

I noticed that distros tend to create user account with unique UID and
unique GID (and usually both are the same id).  For example, UID=1000
and GID=1000.

What is the reason behind it?

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