GETGROUPS(2) MidnightBSD System Calls Manual GETGROUPS(2)

NAME

getgroups — get group access list

LIBRARY

Standard C Library (libc, −lc)

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/types.h>
#include <unistd.h>

int

getgroups(int gidsetlen, gid_t *gidset);

DESCRIPTION

The getgroups() system call gets the current group access list of the user process and stores it in the array gidset. The gidsetlen argument indicates the number of entries that may be placed in gidset. The getgroups() system call returns the actual number of groups returned in gidset. No more than NGROUPS_MAX will ever be returned. If gidsetlen is zero, getgroups() returns the number of supplementary group IDs associated with the calling process without modifying the array pointed to by gidset.

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

setgroups(2), initgroups(3)

HISTORY

The getgroups() system call appeared in 4.2BSD.

MidnightBSD 0.3 March 5, 1999 MidnightBSD 0.3