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

     getgid, getegid - get group process identification

     #include <sys/types.h>
     #include <unistd.h>



     The getgid() function returns the real group ID of the calling process,
     getegid() returns the effective group ID of the calling process.

     The real group ID is specified at login time.

     The real group ID is the group of the user who invoked the program.  As
     the effective group ID gives the process additional permissions during
     the execution of ``set-group-ID'' mode processes, getgid() is used to de-
     termine the real group ID of the calling process.

     The getgid() and getegid() functions are always successful, and no return
     value is reserved to indicate an error.

     getuid(2),  setgid(2),  setregid(2)

     The getgid() and getegid() functions conform to IEEE Std1003.1-1988

OpenBSD 2.6                      June 4, 1993                                1

Source: OpenBSD 2.6 man pages. Copyright: Portions are copyrighted by BERKELEY
SOFTWARE DESIGN, INC., The Regents of the University of California, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Free Software Foundation, FreeBSD Inc., and others.

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