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NAME

       putpwent - write a password file entry

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)

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