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GETGID(2)		   Linux Programmer's Manual		     GETGID(2)

NAME

getgid, getegid - get group identity

SYNOPSIS

#include <unistd.h> #include <sys/types.h> gid_t getgid(void); gid_t getegid(void);

DESCRIPTION

getgid returns the real group ID of the current process. getegid returns the effective group ID of the current process. The real ID corresponds to the ID of the calling process. The effec- tive ID corresponds to the set ID bit on the file being executed.

ERRORS

These functions are always successful.

CONFORMING TO

POSIX, BSD 4.3

SEE ALSO

setregid(2), setgid(2) Linux 0.99.11 1993-07-23 GETGID(2)