getgroups - get group access list
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.In sys/types.h .In unistd.h int getgroups "int gidsetlen" "gid_t *gidset"
The getgroups system call gets the current group access list of the user process and stores it in the array gidset. The gidsetlen argument indicates the number of entries that may be placed in gidset. The getgroups system call returns the actual number of groups returned in gidset. No more than NGROUPS_MAX will ever be returned. If gidsetlen is zero, getgroups returns the number of supplementary group IDs associated with the calling process without modifying the array pointed to by gidset.
A successful call returns the number of groups in the group set. A value of -1 indicates that an error occurred, and the error code is stored in the global variable errno.
The possible errors for getgroups are: