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

     setruid, setrgid - set user and group ID

     #include <sys/types.h>

     setruid(uid_t uid);

     setrgid(gid_t gid);

     The setruid() function (setrgid()) sets the real user ID (group ID) of
     the current process to the specified value.

     Upon success, these functions return 0; otherwise -1 is returned.

     If the user is not the super user, or the UID (GID) specified is not the
     real or effective ID of the process, these functions return -1.

     getgid(2),  getuid(2),  setegid(2),  seteuid(2),  setgid(2),  setuid(2)

     The setruid() and setrgid() syscalls appeared in 4.2BSD and were dropped
     in 4.4BSD.

OpenBSD 2.6                     April 19, 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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