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Get group access list.

January 21, 2011
GETGROUPS(2)                         BSD System Calls Manual                         GETGROUPS(2)

NAME getgroups — get group access list
LIBRARY Standard C Library (libc, -lc)
SYNOPSIS #include <unistd.h> int getgroups(int gidsetlen, gid_t *gidset);
DESCRIPTION The getgroups() system call gets the current group access list of the user process and stores it in the array gidset. The gidsetlen argument indicates the number of entries that may be placed in gidset. The getgroups() system call returns the actual number of groups returned in gidset. At least one and as many as {NGROUPS_MAX}+1 values may be returned. If gidsetlen is zero, getgroups() returns the number of supplementary group IDs associated with the calling process without modifying the array pointed to by gidset. The value of {NGROUPS_MAX} should be obtained using sysconf(3) to avoid hard-coding it into the executable.
RETURN VALUES A successful call returns the number of groups in the group set. A value of -1 indicates that an error occurred, and the error code is stored in the global variable errno.
ERRORS The possible errors for getgroups() are: [EINVAL] The argument gidsetlen is smaller than the number of groups in the group set. [EFAULT] The argument gidset specifies an invalid address.
SEE ALSO setgroups(2), initgroups(3), sysconf(3)
STANDARDS The getgroups() system call conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2008 (“POSIX.1”).
HISTORY The getgroups() system call appeared in 4.2BSD.
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