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GETLOGINCLASS(2)          FreeBSD System Calls Manual         GETLOGINCLASS(2)

NAME
     getloginclass, setloginclass - get/set login class

LIBRARY
     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <unistd.h>

     int
     getloginclass(char *name, size_t len);

     int
     setloginclass(const char *name);

DESCRIPTION
     The getloginclass() routine returns the login class name associated with
     the calling process, as previously set by setloginclass().  The caller
     must provide the buffer name with length len bytes to hold the result.
     The buffer should be at least MAXLOGNAME bytes in length.

     The setloginclass() system call sets the login class of the calling
     process to name.  This system call is restricted to the super-user, and
     is normally used only when a new session is being created on behalf of
     the named user (for example, at login time, or when a remote shell is
     invoked).  Processes inherit login class from their parents.

RETURN VALUES
     Upon successful completion, the value 0 is returned; otherwise the
     value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the
     error.

ERRORS
     The following errors may be returned by these calls:

     [EFAULT]           The name argument gave an invalid address.

     [EINVAL]           The name argument pointed to a string that was too
                        long.  Login class names are limited to MAXLOGNAME
                        (from <sys/param.h>) characters, currently 17
                        including null.

     [EPERM]            The caller tried to set the login class and was not
                        the super-user.

     [ENAMETOOLONG]     The size of the buffer is smaller than the result to
                        be returned.

SEE ALSO
     setusercontext(3)

HISTORY
     The getloginclass() and setloginclass() system calls first appeared in
     FreeBSD 9.0.

FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE          March 6, 2011         FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE

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