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SETEGID(P)						     POSIX Programmer's Manual							SETEGID(P)

NAME
setegid - set the effective group ID SYNOPSIS
#include <unistd.h> int setegid(gid_t gid); DESCRIPTION
If gid is equal to the real group ID or the saved set-group-ID, or if the process has appropriate privileges, setegid() shall set the effective group ID of the calling process to gid; the real group ID, saved set-group-ID, and any supplementary group IDs shall remain unchanged. The setegid() function shall not affect the supplementary group list in any way. RETURN VALUE
Upon successful completion, 0 shall be returned; otherwise, -1 shall be returned and errno set to indicate the error. ERRORS
The setegid() function shall fail if: EINVAL The value of the gid argument is invalid and is not supported by the implementation. EPERM The process does not have appropriate privileges and gid does not match the real group ID or the saved set-group-ID. The following sections are informative. EXAMPLES
None. APPLICATION USAGE
None. RATIONALE
Refer to the RATIONALE section in setuid() . FUTURE DIRECTIONS
None. SEE ALSO
exec() , getegid() , geteuid() , getgid() , getuid() , seteuid() , setgid() , setregid() , setreuid() , setuid() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <sys/types.h>, <unistd.h> COPYRIGHT
Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technol- ogy -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html . IEEE
/The Open Group 2003 SETEGID(P)

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SETGID(P)						     POSIX Programmer's Manual							 SETGID(P)

NAME
setgid - set-group-ID SYNOPSIS
#include <unistd.h> int setgid(gid_t gid); DESCRIPTION
If the process has appropriate privileges, setgid() shall set the real group ID, effective group ID, and the saved set-group-ID of the calling process to gid. If the process does not have appropriate privileges, but gid is equal to the real group ID or the saved set-group-ID, setgid() shall set the effective group ID to gid; the real group ID and saved set-group-ID shall remain unchanged. The setgid() function shall not affect the supplementary group list in any way. Any supplementary group IDs of the calling process shall remain unchanged. RETURN VALUE
Upon successful completion, 0 is returned. Otherwise, -1 shall be returned and errno set to indicate the error. ERRORS
The setgid() function shall fail if: EINVAL The value of the gid argument is invalid and is not supported by the implementation. EPERM The process does not have appropriate privileges and gid does not match the real group ID or the saved set-group-ID. The following sections are informative. EXAMPLES
None. APPLICATION USAGE
None. RATIONALE
Refer to the RATIONALE section in setuid() . FUTURE DIRECTIONS
None. SEE ALSO
exec() , getegid() , geteuid() , getgid() , getuid() , setegid() , seteuid() , setregid() , setreuid() , setuid() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <sys/types.h>, <unistd.h> COPYRIGHT
Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technol- ogy -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html . IEEE
/The Open Group 2003 SETGID(P)

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