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<pwd.h>(P)			    POSIX Programmer's Manual			       <pwd.h>(P)

NAME
       pwd.h - password structure

SYNOPSIS
       #include <pwd.h>

DESCRIPTION
       The  <pwd.h>  header  shall provide a definition for struct passwd, which shall include at
       least the following members:

	      char    *pw_name	 User's login name.
	      uid_t    pw_uid	 Numerical user ID.
	      gid_t    pw_gid	 Numerical group ID.
	      char    *pw_dir	 Initial working directory.
	      char    *pw_shell  Program to use as shell.

       The gid_t and uid_t types shall be defined as described in <sys/types.h> .

       The following shall be declared as functions and may also be defined as	macros.  Function
       prototypes shall be provided.

	      struct passwd *getpwnam(const char *);
	      struct passwd *getpwuid(uid_t);

	      int	     getpwnam_r(const char *, struct passwd *, char *,
				 size_t, struct passwd **);
	      int	     getpwuid_r(uid_t, struct passwd *, char *,
				 size_t, struct passwd **);

	      void	     endpwent(void);
	      struct passwd *getpwent(void);
	      void	     setpwent(void);

       The following sections are informative.

APPLICATION USAGE
       None.

RATIONALE
       None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS
       None.

SEE ALSO
       <sys/types.h>  ,  the System Interfaces volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, endpwent(), getpw-
       nam(), getpwuid()

COPYRIGHT
       Portions of this text are reprinted and	reproduced  in	electronic  form  from	IEEE  Std
       1003.1,	2003  Edition,	Standard  for Information Technology -- 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 orig-
       inal Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .

IEEE/The Open Group			       2003				       <pwd.h>(P)
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