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Old 08-28-2009
Getting Home Directory


I need to get the home directory of current user who is running the program, also i need to store the value in a particular variable and pass to the function.

thanks in advance
# 2  
Old 08-28-2009

you can get this information using getuid() combined with getpwuid(). See an example below (error handling etc. have been omitted...)

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

   struct passwd *pwd;

   if ( (pwd=getpwuid(getuid())) != NULL )
      printf("Home Dir of user running the program: %s\n", pwd->pw_dir);

   return 0;

# 3  
Old 08-31-2009

But i need to store the home directory value in variable instead of printing..
# 4  
Old 08-31-2009
Then strncpy(3) it to a char* of your choosing.
# 5  
Old 08-31-2009
Hi cutechaps,

the directory is stored in the variable pwd->pw_dir ...


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