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GETGID(2)										GETGID(2)

NAME
       getgid, getegid - get group identity

SYNOPSIS
       #include <sys/types.h>

       gid = getgid()
       gid_t gid;

       egid = getegid()
       gid_t egid;

DESCRIPTION
       Getgid returns the real group ID of the current process, getegid the effective group ID.

       The real group ID is specified at login time.

       The effective group ID is more transient, and determines additional access permission dur-
       ing execution of a ``set-group-ID'' process, and it is for such processes that  getgid  is
       most useful.

SEE ALSO
       getuid(2), setregid(2), setgid(3)

4.2 Berkeley Distribution		 January 7, 1986				GETGID(2)
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