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GETPW(3)		 BSD Library Functions Manual		      GETPW(3)

NAME
     getpw — get name from uid

LIBRARY
     Compatibility Library (libcompat, -lcompat)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <sys/types.h>

     int
     getpw(uid_t uid, char *buf);

DESCRIPTION
     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.

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.

BUGS
     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
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