PUTPWENT

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 1993-04-09
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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);
 

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

SVr4  

SEE ALSO

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


 

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