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groupinfo(8) [netbsd man page]

GROUPINFO(8)						    BSD System Manager's Manual 					      GROUPINFO(8)

groupinfo -- displays group information SYNOPSIS
groupinfo [-ev] group DESCRIPTION
The groupinfo utility retrieves the group information from the system. The groupinfo utility is only available if built with EXTENSIONS. See group(8) for more information. The following command line options are recognised: -e Return 0 if the group exists, and non-zero if the group does not exist, on the system. No information is displayed. This form of the command is useful for scripts which need to check whether a particular group name or gid is already in use on the system. -v Perform any actions in a verbose manner. The group argument may either be a group's name, or a gid. EXIT STATUS
The groupinfo utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs. FILES
/etc/usermgmt.conf SEE ALSO
passwd(5), group(8) HISTORY
The groupinfo utility first appeared in NetBSD 1.5. It is based on the addnerd package by the same author. AUTHORS
The groupinfo utility was written by Alistair G. Crooks <>. BSD
November 7, 2005 BSD

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posix_getgrgid - Return info about a group by group id

array posix_getgrgid (int $gid) DESCRIPTION
Gets information about a group provided its id. PARAMETERS
o $gid - The group id. RETURN VALUES
The array elements returned are: The group information array +--------+---------------------------------------------------+ |Element | | | | | | | Description | | | | +--------+---------------------------------------------------+ | name | | | | | | | The name element contains the name of the group. | | | This is a short, usually less than 16 character | | | "handle" of the group, not the real, full name. | | | | |passwd | | | | | | | The passwd element contains the group's password | | | in an encrypted format. Often, for example on a | | | system employing "shadow" passwords, an asterisk | | | is returned instead. | | | | | gid | | | | | | | Group ID, should be the same as the $gid parame- | | | ter used when calling the function, and hence | | | redundant. | | | | |members | | | | | | | This consists of an array of string's for all | | | the members in the group. | | | | +--------+---------------------------------------------------+ EXAMPLES
Example #1 Example use of posix_getgrgid(3) <?php $groupid = posix_getegid(); $groupinfo = posix_getgrgid($groupid); print_r($groupinfo); ?> The above example will output something similar to: Array ( [name] => toons [passwd] => x [members] => Array ( [0] => tom [1] => jerry ) [gid] => 42 ) SEE ALSO
posix_getegid(3), posix_getgrnam(3), filegroup(3), stat(3), safe_mode_gid, POSIX man page GETGRNAM(3). PHP Documentation Group POSIX_GETGRGID(3)
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