PUTPWENT(3)         Linux Programmer's Manual         PUTPWENT(3)

NAME
       putpwent - write a password file entry

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

       int putpwent(const struct passwd *p, FILE *stream);

DESCRIPTION
       The  putpwent()  function writes a password entry from the
       structure p in the file associated with stream.

       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 putpwent() function returns 0 on success, or -1 if  an
       error occurs.

ERRORS
       EINVAL Invalid (NULL) argument given.

CONFORMING TO
       SVID 3

SEE ALSO
       fgetpwent(3), getpwent(3), setpwent(3), endpwent(3), getp-
       wnam(3), getpwuid(3), getpw(3)

GNU                       April 9, 1993                         1