|GETGROUPLIST(3)||FreeBSD Library Functions Manual||GETGROUPLIST(3)|
NAMEgetgrouplist — calculate group access list
LIBRARYStandard C Library (libc, -lc)
SYNOPSIS#include < unistd.h>
getgrouplist( const char *name, gid_t basegid, gid_t *groups, int *ngroups);
DESCRIPTIONThe getgrouplist() function reads through the group file and calculates 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.
The resulting group list is returned in the array pointed to by groups. The caller specifies the size of the groups array in the integer pointed to by ngroups; the actual number of groups found is returned in ngroups.
RETURN VALUESThe getgrouplist() function returns 0 on success and -1 if the size of the group list is too small to hold all the user's groups. Here, the group array will be filled with as many groups as will fit.
- group membership list
HISTORYThe getgrouplist() function first appeared in 4.4BSD.
BUGSThe getgrouplist() function uses the routines based on getgrent(3). If the invoking program uses any of these routines, the group structure will be overwritten in the call to getgrouplist().
|February 20, 2012||FreeBSD|