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

NAME
       getpwent, setpwent, endpwent - get password file	entry

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

       struct passwd *getpwent(void);

       void setpwent(void);

       void endpwent(void);

DESCRIPTION
       The getpwent() function returns a pointer to a structure	containing the
       broken out fields of a line from	/etc/passwd.  The  first  time	it  is
       called  it  returns  the	first entry; thereafter, it returns successive
       entries.

       The setpwent() function rewinds the file	pointer	to  the	 beginning  of
       the /etc/passwd file.

       The endpwent() function closes the /etc/passwd file.

       The passwd structure is defined in _pwd.h_ as follows:

	      struct passwd {
		      char    *pw_name;	      /* user name */
		      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  getpwent() function	returns	the 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
       SVID 3, BSD 4.3

SEE ALSO
       fgetpwent(3),   getpwnam(3),   getpwuid(3),   getpw(3),	  putpwent(3),
       passwd(5)

GNU				  1996-05-27			   GETPWENT(3)

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