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NAME

       fgetpwent - get password file entry

SYNOPSIS

       #include <stdio.h>
       #include <sys/types.h>
       #include <pwd.h>

       struct passwd *fgetpwent(FILE *stream);

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

       fgetpwent(): _SVID_SOURCE

DESCRIPTION

       The  fgetpwent()  function  returns a pointer to a structure containing
       the broken out fields of a line in the file stream.  The first time  it
       is called it returns the first entry; thereafter, it returns successive
       entries.  The file referred to by stream must have the same  format  as
       /etc/passwd (see passwd(5)).

       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  fgetpwent()  function  returns a pointer to a passwd structure, or
       NULL if there are no more entries or an error occurs.

ERRORS

       ENOMEM Insufficient memory to allocate passwd structure.

FILES

       /etc/passwd
              password database file

CONFORMING TO

       SVr4.

SEE ALSO

       endpwent(3),   fgetpwent_r(3),   fopen(3),    getpw(3),    getpwent(3),
       getpwnam(3), getpwuid(3), putpwent(3), setpwent(3), passwd(5)

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