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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       putpwent - write a password file entry

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

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

       int putpwent(const struct passwd *p, FILE *stream);

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The putpwent() function writes a password entry from the structure p in
       the file associated with stream.

       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    [Toc]    [Back]

       The putpwent() function returns 0 on success, or -1 if an error occurs.

ERRORS    [Toc]    [Back]

       EINVAL Invalid (NULL) argument given.

CONFORMING TO    [Toc]    [Back]

       SVID 3

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       fgetpwent(3), getpwent(3), setpwent(3), endpwent(3), getpwnam(3), getp-
       wuid(3), getpw(3)

GNU				  1993-04-09			   PUTPWENT(3)
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