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I have a file created by root user on unix system and the file is assigned to a particular group.All I want to do is read that file by logging in as user which is not root and not a part that particular group and neither have sudo access.Is there any way to do this?

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Be root, or have sudo access to commands which allow that access.

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I suppose if you had physical access to the machine you could also boot the machine in single user mode, from a rescue disk, or take out the hard drive and mount it in another machine where you have root. –  NickW Mar 6 '13 at 11:14
    
I can neither be root nor have access to sudo or to change groups –  karthik Mar 6 '13 at 11:15
    
You'll either need physical access, or know much more about the machine, and the software installed to be able to exploit it. –  NickW Mar 6 '13 at 11:21
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