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PUTGRENT

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 2015-07-23
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NAME

putgrent - write a group database entry to a file  

SYNOPSIS

#define _GNU_SOURCE /* See feature_test_macros(7) */
#include <grp.h>

int putgrent(const struct group *grp, FILE *stream);  

DESCRIPTION

The putgrent() function is the counterpart for fgetgrent(3). The function writes the content of the provided struct group into the stream. The list of group members must be NULL-terminated or NULL-initialized.

The struct group is defined as follows:

struct group {
    char   *gr_name;      /* group name */
    char   *gr_passwd;    /* group password */
    gid_t   gr_gid;       /* group ID */
    char  **gr_mem;       /* group members */
};
 

RETURN VALUE

The function returns zero on success, and a nonzero value on error.  

ATTRIBUTES

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
InterfaceAttributeValue
putgrent() Thread safetyMT-Safe

 

CONFORMING TO

This function is a GNU extension.  

SEE ALSO

fgetgrent(3), getgrent(3), group(5)  

COLOPHON

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SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ATTRIBUTES
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