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SETRESUID

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (2)
Updated: 2003-05-26
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NAME

setresuid, setresgid - set real, effective and saved user or group ID  

SYNOPSIS

#define _GNU_SOURCE
#include <unistd.h>

int setresuid(uid_t ruid, uid_t euid, uid_t suid);
int setresgid(gid_t rgid, gid_t egid, gid_t sgid);  

DESCRIPTION

setresuid() sets the real user ID, the effective user ID, and the saved set-user-ID of the current process.

Unprivileged user processes may change the real UID, effective UID, and saved set-user-ID, each to one of: the current real UID, the current effective UID or the current saved set-user-ID.

Privileged processes (on Linux, those having the CAP_SETUID capability) may set the real UID, effective UID, and saved set-user-ID to arbitrary values.

If one of the parameters equals -1, the corresponding value is not changed.

Regardless of what changes are made to the real UID, effective UID, and saved set-user-ID, the file system UID is always set to the same value as the (possibly new) effective UID.

Completely analogously, setresgid() sets the real GID, effective GID, and saved set-group-ID of the current process (and always modifies the file system GID to be the same as the effective GID), with the same restrictions for non-privileged processes.  

RETURN VALUE

On success, zero is returned. On error, -1 is returned, and errno is set appropriately.  

ERRORS

EAGAIN
uid does not match the current UID and this call would bring that user ID over its NPROC rlimit.
EPERM
The calling process is not privileged (did not have the CAP_SETUID capability) and tried to change the IDs to values that are not permitted.
 

VERSIONS

These calls are available under Linux since Linux 2.1.44.  

CONFORMING TO

These calls are non-standard; they also appear on HP-UX and some of the BSDs.  

NOTES

Under HP-UX and FreeBSD the prototype is found in <unistd.h>. Under Linux the prototype is given by glibc since version 2.3.2 provided _GNU_SOURCE is defined.  

SEE ALSO

getresuid(2), getuid(2), setfsuid(2), setfsgid(2), setreuid(2), setuid(2), capabilities(7), feature_test_macros(7)


 

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SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ERRORS
VERSIONS
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NOTES
SEE ALSO




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