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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     setruid, setrgid - set user and group ID

LIBRARY    [Toc]    [Back]

     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     #include <sys/types.h>

     setruid(uid_t ruid);

     setrgid(gid_t rgid);

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The setruid() function (setrgid()) sets the real user ID (group ID) of
     the current process.

RETURN VALUES    [Toc]    [Back]

     Upon success, these functions return 0; otherwise -1 is returned.

     If the user is not the super user, or the uid specified is not the real
     or effective ID, these functions return -1.

     The use of these calls is not portable.  Their use is discouraged; they
     will be removed in the future.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     getgid(2), getuid(2), setegid(2), seteuid(2), setgid(2), setuid(2)

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The setruid() and setrgid() syscalls appeared in 4.2BSD and were dropped
     in 4.4BSD.

BSD                              June 2, 1993                              BSD
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