calculate group access list
char *name, gid_t
function reads through the group(5) file and calculates the group access list for the
user specified in name. The
basegid is automatically included in the groups list.
Typically this value is given as the group number from the password
If YP is active and the group file contains no exclusions, the netid(5) file and the netid.byname YP map will be used in addition to the group file. If the group file contains at least one exclusion, the group.byname YP map will be used in addition to the group file.
The resulting group list is returned in the integer array pointed to by groups. The caller specifies the size of the groups array in the integer pointed to by ngroups; the actual number of groups found is returned in ngroups.
getgrouplist() function returns 0 if
successful and -1 if the size of the group list is too small to hold all the
user's groups. Here, the group array will be filled with as many groups as
- group database file
- static group lists to override YP data
setgroups(2), initgroups(3), yp_match(3), group(5), netid(5), yp(8)
getgrouplist() function first appeared
getgrouplist() function uses the
routines based on getgrent(3). If the invoking program uses any of these
routines, the group structure will be overwritten in the call to