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SETREGID

SETREGID

Section: POSIX Programmer's Manual (P) Updated: 2003
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NAME

setregid - set real and effective group IDs  

SYNOPSIS

#include <unistd.h>

int setregid(gid_t rgid, gid_t egid);
 

DESCRIPTION

The setregid() function shall set the real and effective group IDs of the calling process.

If rgid is -1, the real group ID shall not be changed; if egid is -1, the effective group ID shall not be changed.

The real and effective group IDs may be set to different values in the same call.

Only a process with appropriate privileges can set the real group ID and the effective group ID to any valid value.

A non-privileged process can set either the real group ID to the saved set-group-ID from one of the exec family of functions, or the effective group ID to the saved set-group-ID or the real group ID.

Any supplementary group IDs of the calling process remain unchanged.  

RETURN VALUE

Upon successful completion, 0 shall be returned. Otherwise, -1 shall be returned and errno set to indicate the error, and neither of the group IDs are changed.  

ERRORS

The setregid() function shall fail if:

EINVAL
The value of the rgid or egid argument is invalid or out-of-range.
EPERM
The process does not have appropriate privileges and a change other than changing the real group ID to the saved set-group-ID, or changing the effective group ID to the real group ID or the saved set-group-ID, was requested.

The following sections are informative.  

EXAMPLES

None.  

APPLICATION USAGE

If a set-group-ID process sets its effective group ID to its real group ID, it can still set its effective group ID back to the saved set-group-ID.  

RATIONALE

None.  

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

None.  

SEE ALSO

exec() , getegid() , geteuid() , getgid() , getuid() , setegid() , seteuid() , setgid() , setreuid() , setuid() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <unistd.h>  

COPYRIGHT

Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ERRORS
EXAMPLES
APPLICATION USAGE
RATIONALE
FUTURE DIRECTIONS
SEE ALSO
COPYRIGHT

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