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NAME

putpwent - write a password file entry

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Errors

SYNOPSIS



#include <pwd.h>

#include <stdio.h>

#include <sys/types.h>



"int putpwent(const struct passwd *"p", FILE *"stream);

DESCRIPTION

The putpwent() function writes a password entry from the structure p in the file associated with stream.

The passwd structure is defined in <pwd.h> as follows:



struct passwd {
char *pw_name; /* user name */
char *pw_passwd;/* user password */
uid_t pw_uid; /* user id */
gid_t pw_gid; /* group id */
char *pw_gecos; /* real name */
char *pw_dir; /* home directory */
char *pw_shell; /* shell program */
};


"RETURN VALUE"

The putpwent() function returns 0 on success, or -1 if an error occurs.

ERRORS

EINVAL Invalid (NULL) argument given.

"CONFORMING TO"

SVID 3

"SEE ALSO"

fgetpwent(3), getpwent(3), setpwent(3), endpwent(3), getpwnam(3), getpwuid(3), getpw(3)


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