This function does the same thing as
(3): it looks
up a group file entry by group name.
The return value in list context is:
($name, $passwd, $gid, $members)
contains a space-separated list of the login names of the members of the group.
If you want to do this repeatedly, consider slurping the data into a hash
(associative array) using
In scalar context,
returns only the numeric group ID.