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PUTPWENT(3)			    Linux Programmer's Manual			      PUTPWENT(3)

NAME
       putpwent - write a password file entry

SYNOPSIS
       #include <stdio.h>
       #include <sys/types.h>
       #include <pwd.h>

       int putpwent(const struct passwd *p, FILE *stream);

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       putpwent(): _SVID_SOURCE

DESCRIPTION
       The  putpwent()	function writes a password entry from the structure p in the file associ-
       ated with stream.

       The passwd structure is defined in <pwd.h> as follows:

	   struct passwd {
	       char    *pw_name;	/* username */
	       char    *pw_passwd;	/* user password */
	       uid_t	pw_uid; 	/* user ID */
	       gid_t	pw_gid; 	/* group ID */
	       char    *pw_gecos;	/* real name */
	       char    *pw_dir; 	/* home directory */
	       char    *pw_shell;	/* shell program */
	   };

RETURN VALUE
       The putpwent() function returns 0 on success, or -1 if an error occurs.	In the	event  of
       an error, errno is set to indicate the cause.

ERRORS
       EINVAL Invalid (NULL) argument given.

CONFORMING TO
       SVr4.

SEE ALSO
       endpwent(3), fgetpwent(3), getpw(3), getpwent(3), getpwnam(3), getpwuid(3), setpwent(3)

COLOPHON
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       project,    and	  information	 about	  reporting    bugs,	can    be    found     at
       http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.

GNU					    2013-04-19				      PUTPWENT(3)
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