GETUID(2) Linux Programmer s Manual GETUID(2)

NAME getuid, geteuid - get user identity

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

uid_t getuid(void); uid_t geteuid(void);

DESCRIPTION getuid() returns the real user ID of the calling process.

geteuid() returns the effective user ID of the calling process.

ERRORS These functions are always successful.

CONFORMING TO POSIX.1-2001, 4.3BSD.

NOTES History In Unix V6 the getuid() call returned (euid << 8) + uid. Unix V7 introduced separate calls getuid() and geteuid().

SEE ALSO getresuid(2), setreuid(2), setuid(2), credentials(7)

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Linux 1993-07-23 GETUID(2)