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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for getgroupmembership (netbsd section 3)

GETGROUPLIST(3) 		   BSD Library Functions Manual 		  GETGROUPLIST(3)

NAME
     getgrouplist, getgroupmembership, -- calculate group access list

LIBRARY
     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <unistd.h>

     int
     getgrouplist(const char *name, gid_t basegid, gid_t *groups, int *ngroups);

     int
     getgroupmembership(const char *name, gid_t basegid, gid_t *groups, int maxgrp,
	 int *ngroups);

DESCRIPTION
     The getgrouplist() and getgroupmembership() functions read through the group database and
     calculate the group access list for the user specified in name.  The basegid is automati-
     cally included in the groups list.  Typically this value is given as the group number from
     the password database.

     The resulting group list is returned in the integer array pointed to by groups.

     For getgrouplist(), the caller specifies the size of the groups array in the integer pointed
     to by ngroups.

     For getgroupmembership(), the caller specifies the size of the groups array in maxgrp.

     The actual number of groups found is returned in ngroups.

     Duplicate group ids will be suppressed from the result.

RETURN VALUES
     The getgrouplist() and getgroupmembership() functions return 0 if successful, and return -1
     if the size of the group list is too small to hold all the user's groups.	In the latter
     case, the groups array will be filled with as many groups as will fit and ngroups will con-
     tain the total number of groups found.

FILES
     /etc/group  group membership list

SEE ALSO
     setgroups(2), initgroups(3), group(5)

HISTORY
     The getgrouplist() function first appeared in 4.4BSD.  The getgroupmembership() function
     first appeared in NetBSD 3.0 to address an API deficiency in getgrouplist().

BUGS
     The getgrouplist() function uses the routines based on getgrent(3).  If the invoking program
     uses any of these routines, the group structure will be overwritten in the call to
     getgrouplist().

BSD					 January 6, 2005				      BSD


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