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GETGROUPLIST(3)       DragonFly Library Functions Manual       GETGROUPLIST(3)

NAME

getgrouplist -- calculate group access list

LIBRARY

Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS

#include <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 integer 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 -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 4.4BSD.

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(). DragonFly 4.1 June 9, 1993 DragonFly 4.1