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initgroups - initialize the supplementary group access list
#include <sys/types.h> #include <grp.h> int initgroups(const char *user, gid_t group); Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)): initgroups(): _BSD_SOURCE
The initgroups() function initializes the group access list by reading the group database /etc/group and using all groups of which user is a member. The additional group group is also added to the list. The user argument must be non-NULL.
The initgroups() function returns 0 on success. On error, -1 is returned, and errno is set appropriately.
ENOMEM Insufficient memory to allocate group information structure. EPERM The calling process has insufficient privilege. See the underlying system call setgroups(2).
/etc/group group database file
getgroups(2), setgroups(2), credentials(7)
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