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NAME

       putpwent - write a password file entry

SYNOPSIS

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

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

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;       /* user name */
                      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

       SVID 3

SEE ALSO

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