Provided by: manpages-posix-dev_2.16-1_all bug

NAME

       pwd.h - password structure

SYNOPSIS

       #include <pwd.h>

DESCRIPTION

       The  <pwd.h> header shall provide a definition for struct passwd, 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  gid_t  and  uid_t  types  shall  be  defined   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.

              struct passwd *getpwnam(const char *);
              struct passwd *getpwuid(uid_t);

              int            getpwnam_r(const char *, struct passwd *, char *,
                                 size_t, struct passwd **);
              int            getpwuid_r(uid_t, struct passwd *, char *,
                                 size_t, struct passwd **);

              void           endpwent(void);
              struct passwd *getpwent(void);
              void           setpwent(void);

       The following sections are informative.

APPLICATION USAGE

       None.

RATIONALE

       None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

       None.

SEE ALSO

       <sys/types.h> , the System Interfaces volume  of  IEEE Std 1003.1-2001,
       endpwent(), getpwnam(), getpwuid()

COPYRIGHT

       Portions  of  this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form
       from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology
       --  Portable  Operating  System  Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base
       Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003  by  the  Institute  of
       Electrical  and  Electronics  Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. 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.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .