PWCACHE(3)                     Library Routines                     PWCACHE(3)




NAME

       pwcache - cache password and group entries


SYNOPSIS

       char *user_from_uid (uid_t uid, int nouser);
       char *group_from_gid (gid_t gid, int nogroup);


DESCRIPTION

       The  user_from_uid  function  returns the user name associated with the
       argument uid.  The user name is cached so that multiple calls with  the
       same  uid  do not require additional calls to getpwuid(3).  If there is
       no user associated with the uid, a pointer is returned to a string rep-
       resentation  of  the  uid,  unless  the argument nouser is non-zero, in
       which case a NULL pointer is returned.

       The group_from_gid function returns the group name associated with  the
       argument gid.  The group name is cached so that multiple calls with the
       same gid do not require additional calls to getgrgid(3).  If  there  is
       no  group  associated  with  the gid, a pointer is returned to a string
       representation of the gid, unless the argument nogroup is non-zero,  in
       which case a NULL pointer is returned.


SEE ALSO

       getgrgid(3), getpwuid(3)


HISTORY

       The  user_from_uid  and  group_from_gid  functions  first  appeared  in
       4.4BSD.



GNO                            25 February 1997                     PWCACHE(3)

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