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

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

NAME
       getpwnam, getpwuid - get password file entry

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

       struct passwd *getpwnam(const char *name);

       struct passwd *getpwuid(uid_t uid);

DESCRIPTION
       The  getpwnam() function returns a pointer to a structure containing the broken out fields
       of a line from /etc/passwd for the entry that matches the user name name.

       The getpwuid() function returns a pointer to a structure containing the broken out  fields
       of a line from /etc/passwd for the entry that matches the user uid uid.

       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  getpwnam() and getpwuid() functions return a pointer to the passwd structure, or NULL
       if the matching entry is not found or an error occurs.

ERRORS
       ENOMEM Insufficient memory to allocate passwd structure.

FILES
       /etc/passwd
	      password database file

CONFORMING TO
       SVID 3, POSIX, BSD 4.3

SEE ALSO
       fgetpwent(3), getgrnam(3), getpwent(3), setpwent(3), endpwent(3),  getpw(3),  putpwent(3),
       passwd(5)

GNU					    1996-05-27				      GETPWNAM(3)


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