fgetpwent - get password file entry


SYNOPSIS

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

       struct passwd *fgetpwent(FILE *stream);


DESCRIPTION

       The  fgetpwent() function returns a pointer to a structure
       containing the broken out fields of a  line  in  the  file
       stream.   The first time it is called it returns the first
       entry; thereafter, it  returns  successive  entries.   The
       file stream must have the same format as /etc/passwd.

       The passwd structure is defined in <pwd.h> as follows:

              struct passwd {
                      char    *pw_name;       /* user name */
                      char    *pw_passwd;     /* user password */
                      uid_t   pw_uid;         /* user id */
                      gid_t   pw_gid;         /* group id */
                      char    *pw_gecos;      /* real name */
                      char    *pw_dir;        /* home directory */
                      char    *pw_shell;      /* shell program */
              };


RETURN VALUE

       The  fgetpwent() function returns the passwd structure, or
       NULL if there are no more entries or an error occurs.


ERRORS

       ENOMEM Insufficient memory to allocate passwd structure.


FILES

       /etc/passwd
              password database file


CONFORMING TO

       SVID 3


SEE ALSO

       getpwnam(3), getpwuid(3), getpwent(3), setpwent(3),  endp­
       went(3), getpw(3), putpwent(3), passwd(5).