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usermod is a command for modifying users on a Linux system.

How To

Assign a user to an additional (non-primary) group:

  • usermod -a -G <groupname> <username>

Note that if you are adding yourself to another group, the new membership will not take effect unless you log in again (even if you open a new terminal session). To do this without logging out of your GUI session, use sudo login <your username> (not sure the last parameter is required).