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GETGID(2) System Calls Manual GETGID(2)

NAME

getgid, getegidget group process identification

SYNOPSIS

#include <unistd.h>
gid_t
getgid(void);
gid_t
getegid(void);

DESCRIPTION

The getgid() function returns the real group ID of the calling process and the getegid() function returns the effective group ID of the calling process.
The real group ID is specified at login time.
The real group ID is the group of the user who invoked the program. As the effective group ID gives the process additional permissions during the execution of “set-group-ID” mode processes, getgid() is used to determine the real group ID of the calling process.

ERRORS

The getgid() and getegid() functions are always successful, and no return value is reserved to indicate an error.

SEE ALSO

getgroups(2), getresgid(2), getuid(2), setgid(2), setregid(2)

STANDARDS

The getgid() and getegid() functions conform to IEEE Std 1003.1-2008 (“POSIX.1”).

HISTORY

The getgid() system call first appeared in Version 4 AT&T UNIX, and getegid() in Version 7 AT&T UNIX.
September 10, 2015 OpenBSD-current