pwd.h man page
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pwd.h — password structure
The <pwd.h> header shall define the struct passwd, structure, which shall include at least the following members:
char *pw_name User's login name. uid_t pw_uid Numerical user ID. gid_t pw_gid Numerical group ID. char *pw_dir Initial working directory. char *pw_shell Program to use as shell.
The <pwd.h> header shall define the gid_t, uid_t, and size_t types as described in <sys/types.h>.
The following shall be declared as functions and may also be defined as macros. Function prototypes shall be provided.
void endpwent(void); struct passwd *getpwent(void); struct passwd *getpwnam(const char *); int getpwnam_r(const char *, struct passwd *, char *, size_t, struct passwd **); struct passwd *getpwuid(uid_t); int getpwuid_r(uid_t, struct passwd *, char *, size_t, struct passwd **); void setpwent(void);
The following sections are informative.
The System Interfaces volume of POSIX.1-2008, endpwent(), getpwnam(), getpwuid()
Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 7, Copyright (C) 2013 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. (This is POSIX.1-2008 with the 2013 Technical Corrigendum 1 applied.) In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.unix.org/online.html .
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endpwent(3p), getpwnam(3p), getpwuid(3p).