Manual Reference Pages  - PUTPWENT (3)

NAME

putpwent - write a password file entry

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Errors
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SYNOPSIS


#include <stdio.h> 

#include <sys/types.h> 

#include <pwd.h> 

int putpwent(const struct passwd *p, FILE *stream);

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

putpwent(): _SVID_SOURCE

DESCRIPTION

The putpwent() function writes a password entry from the structure p in the file associated with stream.

The passwd structure is defined in <pwd.h> as follows:

struct passwd {
    char    *pw_name;        /* username */
    char    *pw_passwd;      /* user password */
    uid_t    pw_uid;         /* user ID */
    gid_t    pw_gid;         /* group ID */
    char    *pw_gecos;       /* real name */
    char    *pw_dir;         /* home directory */
    char    *pw_shell;       /* shell program */
};

RETURN VALUE

The putpwent() function returns 0 on success, or -1 if an error occurs.

ERRORS

EINVAL Invalid (NULL) argument given.

CONFORMING TO

SVr4.

SEE ALSO

endpwent(3), fgetpwent(3), getpw(3), getpwent(3), getpwnam(3), getpwuid(3), setpwent(3)

COLOPHON

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GNU PUTPWENT (3) 2007-07-26
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