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



NAME
       initgroups - initialize the supplementary group access list

SYNOPSIS
       #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)):

       initgroups(): _BSD_SOURCE

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.

       The user argument must be non-NULL.

RETURN VALUE
       The initgroups() function returns 0 on success.  On error, -1 is returned, and errno is set appropriately.

ERRORS
       ENOMEM Insufficient memory to allocate group information structure.

       EPERM  The calling process has insufficient privilege.  See the underlying system call setgroups(2).

FILES
       /etc/group          group database file

CONFORMING TO
       SVr4, 4.3BSD.

SEE ALSO
       getgroups(2), setgroups(2), credentials(7)

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                               2007-07-26                     INITGROUPS(3)