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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     getuid, geteuid -- get user identification

LIBRARY    [Toc]    [Back]

     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     #include <unistd.h>
     #include <sys/types.h>



DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The getuid() system call returns the real user ID of the calling process.
     The geteuid() system call returns the effective user ID of the calling

     The real user ID is that of the user who has invoked the program.	As the
     effective user ID gives the process additional permissions during execution
 of ``set-user-ID'' mode processes, getuid() is used to determine the
     real-user-id of the calling process.

ERRORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The getuid() and geteuid() system calls are always successful, and no
     return value is reserved to indicate an error.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     getgid(2), issetugid(2), setgid(2), setreuid(2), setuid(2)

STANDARDS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The geteuid() and getuid() system calls are expected to conform to
     ISO/IEC 9945-1:1990 (``POSIX.1'').

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The getuid() and geteuid() functions appeared in Version 7 AT&T UNIX.

FreeBSD 5.2.1			 June 4, 1993			 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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