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getgroups(2) [bsd man page]

GETGROUPS(2)							System Calls Manual						      GETGROUPS(2)

NAME
getgroups - get group access list SYNOPSIS
#include <sys/param.h> ngroups = getgroups(gidsetlen, gidset) int ngroups, gidsetlen, *gidset; DESCRIPTION
Getgroups gets the current group access list of the user process and stores it in the array gidset. The parameter gidsetlen indicates the number of entries that may be placed in gidset. Getgroups returns the actual number of groups returned in gidset. No more than NGROUPS, as defined in <sys/param.h>, will ever be returned. RETURN VALUE
A successful call returns the number of groups in the group set. A value of -1 indicates that an error occurred, and the error code is stored in the global variable errno. ERRORS
The possible errors for getgroup are: [EINVAL] The argument gidsetlen is smaller than the number of groups in the group set. [EFAULT] The argument gidset specifies an invalid address. SEE ALSO
setgroups(2), initgroups(3X) BUGS
The gidset array should be of type gid_t, but remains integer for compatibility with earlier systems. 4.2 Berkeley Distribution May 13, 1986 GETGROUPS(2)

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GETGROUPS(2)						      BSD System Calls Manual						      GETGROUPS(2)

NAME
getgroups -- get group access list LIBRARY
Standard C Library (libc, -lc) SYNOPSIS
#include <unistd.h> int getgroups(int gidsetlen, gid_t *gidset); DESCRIPTION
getgroups() gets the current group access list of the current user process and stores it in the array gidset. The parameter gidsetlen indi- cates the number of entries that may be placed in gidset. getgroups() returns the actual number of groups returned in gidset. No more than {NGROUPS_MAX} will ever be returned. If gidsetlen is 0, getgroups() returns the number of groups without modifying the gidset array. This system call only returns the secondary groups. RETURN VALUES
A successful call returns the number of groups in the group set. A value of -1 indicates that an error occurred, and the error code is stored in the global variable errno. ERRORS
The possible errors for getgroups() are: [EINVAL] The argument gidsetlen is non-zero and is smaller than the number of groups in the group set. [EFAULT] The argument gidset specifies an invalid address. SEE ALSO
getegid(2), getgid(2), setgroups(2), initgroups(3) STANDARDS
The getgroups() function conforms to ISO/IEC 9945-1:1990 (``POSIX.1''). HISTORY
The getgroups() function call appeared in 4.2BSD. BSD
October 7, 2006 BSD

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