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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     pw_getconf - password encryption configuration access function

LIBRARY    [Toc]    [Back]

     System Utilities Library (libutil, -lutil)

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     #include <util.h>

     pw_getconf(char *data, size_t len, const char *key, const char *option);

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The pw_getconf() function reads /etc/passwd.conf and retrieves the value
     of the option specified by option from the section given by key.  If no
     suitable entry is found for the key an empty string will be returned in

     To retrieve default values the key default can be used.  In this case, if
     /etc/passwd.conf does not exist or does not contain a default section,
     the built-in defaults will be returned.  They are as follows:

           option         data
           ypcipher       old
           localcipher    old

     An empty string is returned for all errors.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]


SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     passwd(5), passwd.conf(5)

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The pw_getconf() function first appeared in NetBSD 1.6.

BSD                              July 6, 2000                              BSD
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