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



NAME
       fgetpwent - get password file entry

SYNOPSIS
       #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)):

       fgetpwent(): _SVID_SOURCE

DESCRIPTION
       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
       The  fgetpwent()  function  returns a pointer to a passwd structure, or NULL if there are no more entries or an
       error occurs.

ERRORS
       ENOMEM Insufficient memory to allocate passwd structure.

FILES
       /etc/passwd
              password database file

CONFORMING TO
       SVr4.

SEE ALSO
       endpwent(3), fgetpwent_r(3), fopen(3), getpw(3),  getpwent(3),  getpwnam(3),  getpwuid(3),  putpwent(3),  setp-
       went(3), passwd(5)

COLOPHON
       This  page  is part of release 3.22 of the Linux man-pages project.  A description of the project, and informa-
       tion about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.



GNU                               2008-07-10                      FGETPWENT(3)