|INITGROUPS(3)||Linux Programmer's Manual||INITGROUPS(3)|
NAME¶initgroups - initialize the supplementary group access list
#include <sys/types.h> #include <grp.h>int initgroups(const char *user, gid_t group);
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
DESCRIPTION¶The initgroups() function initializes the group access list by reading the group database /etc/group and using all groups of which user is a member. The additional group group is also added to the list.
RETURN VALUE¶The initgroups() function returns 0 on success. On error, -1 is returned, and errno is set appropriately.
- Insufficient memory to allocate group information structure.
- The calling process has insufficient privilege. See the underlying system call setgroups(2).
/etc/group group database file
CONFORMING TO¶SVr4, 4.3BSD.
SEE ALSO¶getgroups(2), setgroups(2), credentials(7)
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