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Manual Reference Pages  -  GETGROUPLIST (3)

NAME

getgrouplist - calculate group access list

CONTENTS

Library
Synopsis
Description
Return Values
Files
See Also
History
Bugs

LIBRARY


.Lb libc

SYNOPSIS


.In unistd.h int getgrouplist const char *name gid_t basegid gid_t *groups int *ngroups

DESCRIPTION

The getgrouplist function reads through the group file and calculates the group access list for the user specified in name. The basegid is automatically included in the groups list. Typically this value is given as the group number from the password file.

The resulting group list is returned in the array pointed to by groups. The caller specifies the size of the groups array in the integer pointed to by ngroups; the actual number of groups found is returned in ngroups.

RETURN VALUES

The getgrouplist function returns 0 on success and -1 if the size of the group list is too small to hold all the user’s groups. Here, the group array will be filled with as many groups as will fit.

FILES

/etc/group
  group membership list

SEE ALSO

setgroups(2), initgroups(3)

HISTORY

The getgrouplist function first appeared in BSD 4.4 .

BUGS

The getgrouplist function uses the routines based on getgrent(3). If the invoking program uses any of these routines, the group structure will be overwritten in the call to getgrouplist.
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