Name

getpwnam, getpwuid — get password file entry

Synopsis

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

struct passwd *getpwnam(const char * name);

struct passwd *getpwuid(uid_t uid);

Description

The getpwnam function returns a pointer to a structure containing the broken out fields of a line from /etc/passwd for the entry that matches the user name name.