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SETGROUPS(2)		    BSD	System Calls Manual		  SETGROUPS(2)

NAME
     setgroups -- set group access list

LIBRARY
     Standard C	Library	(libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <sys/param.h>
     #include <unistd.h>

     int
     setgroups(int ngroups, const gid_t	*gidset);

DESCRIPTION
     setgroups() sets the group	access list of the current user	process	ac-
     cording to	the array gidset.  The parameter ngroups indicates the number
     of	entries	in the array and must be no more than {NGROUPS_MAX}.

     Only the super-user may set new groups.

     This system call affects only secondary groups.

RETURN VALUES
     A 0 value is returned on success, -1 on error, with an error code stored
     in	errno.

ERRORS
     The setgroups() call will fail if:

     [EINVAL]		The value of ngroups is	greater	than {NGROUPS_MAX}.

     [EPERM]		The caller is not the super-user.

     [EFAULT]		The address specified for gidset is outside the
			process	address	space.

SEE ALSO
     getgroups(2), setegid(2), setgid(2), setregid(2), initgroups(3)

HISTORY
     The setgroups() function call appeared in 4.2BSD.

BSD				October	7, 2006				   BSD

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