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GETGROUPS(2) System Calls Manual GETGROUPS(2)

NAME

getgroupsget group access list

SYNOPSIS

#include <unistd.h>
int
getgroups(int gidsetlen, gid_t *gidset);

DESCRIPTION

getgroups() gets the current group access list of the current user process and stores it in the array gidset. The parameter gidsetlen indicates the number of entries that may be placed in gidset. getgroups() returns the actual number of groups returned in gidset. No more than {NGROUPS_MAX} will ever be returned. If gidsetlen is 0, getgroups() returns the number of groups without modifying the gidset array.

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

getgid(2), setgid(2), setgroups(2), initgroups(3)

STANDARDS

The getgroups() function conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2008 (“POSIX.1”).

HISTORY

The getgroups() system call first appeared in 4.1cBSD.
September 10, 2015 OpenBSD-current