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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for fgetpwent (redhat section 3)

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

NAME
       fgetpwent - get password file entry

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

       struct passwd *fgetpwent(FILE *stream);

DESCRIPTION
       The fgetpwent() function returns a pointer to a structure containing the broken out fields
       of a line in the file stream.  The first time it is called it  returns  the  first  entry;
       thereafter,  it	returns successive entries.  The file stream must have the same format as
       /etc/passwd.

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

	      struct passwd {
		      char    *pw_name;       /* user name */
		      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 fgetpwent() function returns the passwd structure,  or  NULL  if  there  are  no  more
       entries or an error occurs.

ERRORS
       ENOMEM Insufficient memory to allocate passwd structure.

FILES
       /etc/passwd
	      password database file

CONFORMING TO
       SVID 3

SEE ALSO
       getpwnam(3),  getpwuid(3),  getpwent(3),  setpwent(3), endpwent(3), getpw(3), putpwent(3),
       passwd(5)

GNU					    1996-05-17				     FGETPWENT(3)


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