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GETPW(3)                    BSD Programmer's Manual                   GETPW(3)

NAME
     getpw - get name from uid

SYNOPSIS
     getpw(uid, char *buf);

DESCRIPTION
     The getpw function is made obsolete by getpwuid(3).
     It is available from the compatibility library, libcompat.

     The getpw() function reads the file /etc/passwd, and if it finds the
     specified uid, copies the password entry line into the string pointed to
     by buf. the null terminated entry line from the password database, and
     appends the NUL character.

RETURN VALUES
     The getpw() function returns the zero if successful, otherwise a non-zero
     if the entry does not exist.

FILES
     /etc/passwd

SEE ALSO
     getpwent(3),  passwd(5)

HISTORY
     A getpw() function appeared in Version 6 AT&T UNIX.

4.4BSD                           June 4, 1993                                1