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initgroups(3x)															    initgroups(3x)

Name
       initgroups - initialize group access list

Syntax
       initgroups(name, basegid)
       char *name;
       int basegid;

Description
       The subroutine reads through the group file and sets up, using the call, the group access list for the user specified in name.  The basegid
       is automatically included in the groups list.  Typically this value is given as the group number from the password file.

Restrictions
       The subroutine uses the routines based on If the invoking program uses any of these routines, the group structure will  be  overwritten	in
       the call to

Return Values
       The returns -1 if it was not invoked by the superuser.

Files
       /etc/group

See Also
       setgroups(2)

																    initgroups(3x)

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INITGROUPS(3)						   BSD Library Functions Manual 					     INITGROUPS(3)

NAME
initgroups -- initialize group access list LIBRARY
Standard C Library (libc, -lc) SYNOPSIS
#include <unistd.h> int initgroups(const char *name, int basegid); DESCRIPTION
The initgroups() function uses the getgrouplist(3) function to calculate the group access list for the user specified in name. This group list is then setup for the current process using setgroups(2). The basegid is automatically included in the groups list. Typically this value is given as the group number from the password file. RETURN VALUES
The initgroups() function returns -1 if it was not invoked by the super-user. SEE ALSO
setgroups(2), getgrouplist(3) HISTORY
The initgroups() function appeared in 4.2BSD. BUGS
The getgrouplist() function called by initgroups() uses the routines based on getgrent(3). If the invoking program uses any of these rou- tines, the group structure will be overwritten in the call to initgroups(). BSD
June 4, 1993 BSD
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