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

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

NAME
getpw - Re-construct password line entry
SYNOPSIS
#include <pwd.h> #include <sys/types.h> int getpw(uid_t uid, char *buf);
DESCRIPTION
The getpw() function re-constructs the password line entry for the given user uid uid in the buffer buf. The returned buffer contains a line of format name:passwd:uid:gid:gecos:dir:shell 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 getpw() function returns 0 on success, or -1 if an error occurs.
ERRORS
ENOMEM Insufficient memory to allocate passwd structure.
FILES
/etc/passwd password database file
CONFORMING TO
SYSVr2.
BUGS
The getpw() function is dangerous as it may overflow the provided buffer buf. It is obsoleted by getpwuid().
SEE ALSO
fgetpwent(3), getpwent(3), setpwent(3), endpwent(3), getpwnam(3), getpwuid(3), putpwent(3), passwd(5)
GNU
1996-05-27 GETPW(3)


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