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PHP Manual :: posix_getgrgid

posix_getgid || posix_getgrnam || POSIX Functions || PHP Manual

(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7)

posix_getgrgidReturn info about a group by group id


array posix_getgrgid ( int $gid )

Gets information about a group provided its id.



The group id.

Return Values

The array elements returned are:

The group information array
Element Description
name The name element contains the name of the group. This is a short, usually less than 16 character "handle" of the group, not the real, full name.
passwd The passwd element contains the group's password in an encrypted format. Often, for example on a system employing "shadow" passwords, an asterisk is returned instead.
gid Group ID, should be the same as the gid parameter used when calling the function, and hence redundant.
members This consists of an array of string's for all the members in the group.


Example #1 Example use of posix_getgrgid()


$groupinfo posix_getgrgid($groupid);


The above example will output something similar to:

    [name]    => toons
    [passwd]  => x
    [members] => Array
            [0] => tom
            [1] => jerry
    [gid]     => 42

See Also

posix_getgid || posix_getgrnam || POSIX Functions || PHP Manual
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