Manpage of FGETGRENT

FGETGRENT

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 2016-03-15
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NAME

fgetgrent - get group file entry  

SYNOPSIS

#include <stdio.h>#include <sys/types.h>#include <grp.h>struct group *fgetgrent(FILE *stream);

Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

fgetgrent():
    Since glibc 2.19:
        _DEFAULT_SOURCE
    Glibc 2.19 and earlier:
        _SVID_SOURCE  

DESCRIPTION

The fgetgrent() function returns a pointer to a structure containing the group information from the file referred to by stream. The first time it is called it returns the first entry; thereafter, it returns successive entries. The file referred to by streammust have the same format as /etc/group(see group(5)).

The group structure is defined in <grp.h> as follows:

struct group {
    char   *gr_name;        /* group name */
    char   *gr_passwd;      /* group password */
    gid_t   gr_gid;         /* group ID */
    char  **gr_mem;         /* NULL-terminated array of pointers
                               to names of group members */
};
 

RETURN VALUE

The fgetgrent() function returns a pointer to a groupstructure, or NULL if there are no more entries or an error occurs. In the event of an error, errnois set to indicate the cause.  

ERRORS

ENOMEM
Insufficient memory to allocate groupstructure.
 

ATTRIBUTES

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
InterfaceAttributeValue
fgetgrent() Thread safetyMT-Unsafe race:fgetgrent

 

CONFORMING TO

SVr4.  

SEE ALSO

endgrent(3), fgetgrent_r(3), fopen(3), getgrent(3), getgrgid(3), getgrnam(3), putgrent(3), setgrent(3), group(5)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ERRORS
ATTRIBUTES
CONFORMING TO
SEE ALSO

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