API to translate group name to group id (gid)


API to translate group name to group id (gid)



File.chown takes an owner ID, a group ID (gid), and a filename. I want to use it to set a file's gid, but what I have is the group name. Is there anything in the standard library that I can use to translate a group name into a gid?


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