putpwent(3) — Linux manual page

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUE | ERRORS | ATTRIBUTES | CONFORMING TO | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

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

NAME         top

       putpwent - write a password file entry

SYNOPSIS         top

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

       int putpwent(const struct passwd *restrict p, FILE *restrict stream);

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

       putpwent():
           Since glibc 2.19:
               _DEFAULT_SOURCE
           Glibc 2.19 and earlier:
               _SVID_SOURCE

DESCRIPTION         top

       The putpwent() function writes a password entry from the
       structure p in the file associated with stream.

       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 putpwent() function returns 0 on success.  On failure, it
       returns -1, and errno is set to indicate the error.

ERRORS         top

       EINVAL Invalid (NULL) argument given.

ATTRIBUTES         top

       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see
       attributes(7).

       ┌───────────────────────────────┬───────────────┬────────────────┐
       │Interface                      Attribute     Value          │
       ├───────────────────────────────┼───────────────┼────────────────┤
       │putpwent()                     │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe locale │
       └───────────────────────────────┴───────────────┴────────────────┘

CONFORMING TO         top

       SVr4.

SEE ALSO         top

       endpwent(3), fgetpwent(3), getpw(3), getpwent(3), getpwnam(3),
       getpwuid(3), setpwent(3)

COLOPHON         top

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GNU                            2021-03-22                    PUTPWENT(3)

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