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getpw(3)						     Library Functions Manual							  getpw(3)

       getpw - get name from uid

       getpw(uid, buf)
       char *buf;

       The routine has been superseded by see

       The  routine  searches  the  password file for the (numerical) uid, and fills in buf with the corresponding line; it returns nonzero if uid
       could not be found.  The line is null terminated.

       Nonzero return on error.


See Also
       getpwent(3), passwd(5yp)


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getpw - get passwd entry from UID SYNOPSIS
#include <stdlib.h> int getpw(uid_t uid, char *buf); DESCRIPTION
The getpw() function searches the user data base for a user id number that equals uid, copies the line of the password file in which uid was found into the array pointed to by buf, and returns 0. getpw() returns non-zero if uid cannot be found. USAGE
This function is included only for compatibility with prior systems and should not be used; the functions described on the getpwnam(3C) manual page should be used instead. If the /etc/passwd and the /etc/group files have a plus sign (+) for the NIS entry, then getpwent() and getgrent() will not return NULL when the end of file is reached. See getpwnam(3C). RETURN VALUES
The getpw() function returns non-zero on error. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |MT-Level |Safe | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
getpwnam(3C), passwd(4), attributes(5) SunOS 5.11 29 Dec 1996 getpw(3C)
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