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GETUID(2)										GETUID(2)

NAME
       getuid, geteuid - get user identity

SYNOPSIS
       #include <sys/types.h>

       uid = getuid()
       uid_t uid;

       euid = geteuid()
       uid_t euid;

DESCRIPTION
       Getuid returns the real user ID of the current process, geteuid the effective user ID.

       The  real user ID identifies the person who is logged in.  The effective user ID gives the
       process additional permissions during execution of "set-user-ID" mode processes, which use
       getuid to determine the real-user-id of the process that invoked them.

SEE ALSO
       getgid(2), setreuid(2)

4th Berkeley Distribution		 January 7, 1986				GETUID(2)
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