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SETREUID(3)               OpenBSD Programmer's Manual              SETREUID(3)

     setreuid - set real and effective user IDs

     #include <unistd.h>

     setreuid(int ruid, int euid);

     The real and effective user IDs of the current process are set according
     to the arguments.  If ruid or euid is -1, the current UID is filled in by
     the system.  Unprivileged users may change the real user ID to the effec-
     tive user ID and vice-versa; only the super-user may make other changes.

     The setreuid() function has been used to swap the real and effective user
     IDs in set-user-ID programs to temporarily relinquish the set-user-ID
     value.  This purpose is now better served by the use of the seteuid()
     function (see setuid(2)).

     When setting the real and effective user IDs to the same value, the stan-
     dard setuid() function is preferred.

     Upon successful completion, a value of 0 is returned.  Otherwise, a value
     of -1 is returned and errno is set to indicate the error.

     [EPERM]       The current process is not the super-user and a change oth-
                   er than changing the effective user-id to the real user-id
                   was specified.

     getuid(2),  seteuid(2),  setuid(2)

     The setreuid() function call appeared in 4.2BSD and was dropped in

OpenBSD 2.6                     March 10, 1991                               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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