GETUID(2) System Calls GETUID(2)


NAME


getuid, geteuid, getgid, getegid - get real user, effective user, real
group, and effective group IDs

SYNOPSIS


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

uid_t getuid(void);


uid_t geteuid(void);


gid_t getgid(void);


gid_t getegid(void);


DESCRIPTION


The getuid() function returns the real user ID of the calling process.
The real user ID identifies the person who is logged in.


The geteuid() function returns the effective user ID of the calling
process. The effective user ID gives the process various permissions
during execution of "set-user-ID" mode processes which use getuid() to
determine the real user ID of the process that invoked them.


The getgid() function returns the real group ID of the calling process.


The getegid() function returns the effective group ID of the calling
process.

ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+--------------------+-------------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+-------------------+
|Interface Stability | Standard |
+--------------------+-------------------+
|MT-Level | Async-Signal-Safe |
+--------------------+-------------------+

SEE ALSO


Intro(2), setuid(2), attributes(5), standards(5)


December 28, 1996 GETUID(2)