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GETRESUID

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (2)
Updated: 2007-12-28
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NAME

getresuid, getresgid - get real, effective and saved user/group IDs  

SYNOPSIS

#define _GNU_SOURCE
#include <unistd.h>

int getresuid(uid_t *ruid, uid_t *euid, uid_t *suid);
int getresgid(gid_t *rgid, gid_t *egid, gid_t *sgid);  

DESCRIPTION

getresuid() returns the real UID, the effective UID, and the saved set-user-ID of the calling process, in the arguments ruid, euid, and suid, respectively. getresgid() performs the analogous task for the process's group IDs.  

RETURN VALUE

On success, zero is returned. On error, -1 is returned, and errno is set appropriately.  

ERRORS

EFAULT
One of the arguments specified an address outside the calling program's address space.
 

VERSIONS

These system calls appeared on Linux starting with kernel 2.1.44.

The prototypes are given by glibc since version 2.3.2, provided _GNU_SOURCE is defined.  

CONFORMING TO

These calls are non-standard; they also appear on HP-UX and some of the BSDs.  

SEE ALSO

getuid(2), setresuid(2), setreuid(2), setuid(2), credentials(7), feature_test_macros(7)  

COLOPHON

This page is part of release 3.21 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and information about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ERRORS
VERSIONS
CONFORMING TO
SEE ALSO
COLOPHON

 

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