GETRESUID(2) Linux Programmer s Manual GETRESUID(2)

NAME getresuid, getresgid - get real, effective and saved user/group IDs

SYNOPSIS #define _GNU_SOURCE #include <unistd.h>

int getresuid(uid_t *ruid, uid_t *euid, uid_t *suid); int getresgid(gid_t *rgid, gid_t *egid, gid_t *sgid);

DESCRIPTION getresuid() returns the real UID, the effective UID, and the saved set- user-ID of the calling process, in the arguments ruid, euid, and suid, respectively. getresgid() performs the analogous task for the pro- cesss group IDs.

RETURN VALUE On success, zero is returned. On error, -1 is returned, and errno is set appropriately.

ERRORS EFAULT One of the arguments specified an address outside the calling programs address space.

VERSIONS These system calls appeared on Linux starting with kernel 2.1.44.

The prototypes are given by glibc since version 2.3.2, provided _GNU_SOURCE is defined.

CONFORMING TO These calls are non-standard; they also appear on HP-UX and some of the BSDs.

SEE ALSO getuid(2), setresuid(2), setreuid(2), setuid(2), credentials(7), fea- ture_test_macros(7)

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Linux 2007-12-28 GETRESUID(2)