putgrent(3) -- Linux man page

 

NAME

putgrent - write a group database entry to a file  

SYNOPSIS

#define _GNU_SOURCE
#include <grp.h>

int putgrent(const struct group *grp, FILE *fp);

 

DESCRIPTION

The putgrent() function is the the counterpart for fgetgrent(). The function writes the content of the provided struct group into the file pointed to by fp. The list of group members must be NULL terminated or NULL initialized.

The struct group is defined as follows:

struct group {
      char    *gr_name;      /* group name */
      char    *gr_passwd;    /* group password */
      gid_t   gr_gid;        /* group id */
      char    **gr_mem;      /* group members */
};
 

RETURN VALUE

The function returns zero on success, and a non-zero value on error.  

SEE ALSO

getgrent(3), fgetgrent(3), group(5)