FGETPWENT(3)              Linux Programmer's Manual             FGETPWENT(3)

NAME         top

       fgetpwent - get password file entry

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <stdio.h>
       #include <sys/types.h>
       #include <pwd.h>

       struct passwd *fgetpwent(FILE *stream);

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

           Since glibc 2.19:
           Glibc 2.19 and earlier:

DESCRIPTION         top

       The fgetpwent() function returns a pointer to a structure containing
       the broken out fields of a line in the file stream.  The first time
       it is called it returns the first entry; thereafter, it returns
       successive entries.  The file referred to by stream must have the
       same format as /etc/passwd (see passwd(5)).

       The passwd structure is defined in <pwd.h> as follows:

           struct passwd {
               char   *pw_name;       /* username */
               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         top

       The fgetpwent() function returns a pointer to a passwd structure, or
       NULL if there are no more entries or an error occurs.  In the event
       of an error, errno is set to indicate the cause.

ERRORS         top

       ENOMEM Insufficient memory to allocate passwd structure.

FILES         top

              password database file

              │Interface   Attribute     Value                    │
              │fgetpwent() │ Thread safety │ MT-Unsafe race:fgetpwent │

CONFORMING TO         top


SEE ALSO         top

       endpwent(3), fgetpwent_r(3), fopen(3), getpw(3), getpwent(3),
       getpwnam(3), getpwuid(3), putpwent(3), setpwent(3), passwd(5)

COLOPHON         top

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