GETPW(3) BSD Library Functions Manual GETPW(3)NAMEgetpw — get name from uid
Compatibility Library (libcompat, -lcompat)
getpw(uid_t uid, char *buf);
The getpw() function is made obsolete by getpwuid(3).
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.
The getpw() function returns the zero if successful, otherwise a non-zero
if the entry does not exist.
SEE ALSOgetpwent(3), passwd(5)HISTORY
A getpw() function appeared in Version 6 AT&T UNIX.
The area pointed to by buf must be large enough to hold the user name.
All of the bugs from getpwent(3) hold valid as well.
BSD June 4, 1993 BSD