posix-groups

  1. posix-groups
    1. Usage
      1. group-information
      2. get-groups
      3. set-groups!
      4. initialize-groups
    2. Author
    3. License
    4. Version History

This egg provides a way to obtain information about POSIX user groups from the system databases (typically /etc/passwd and /etc/groups), and to manipulate the current user's active groups.

This egg is only available on POSIX platforms, so it cannot be installed on Windows.

Usage

group-information

[procedure] (group-information GROUP)

If GROUP specifies a valid group-name or group-id, then this procedure returns a list of four values: the group-name, the encrypted group password, the group ID and a list of the names of all group members. If no group with the given name or ID exists, then #f is returned.

get-groups

[procedure] (get-groups)

Returns a list with the supplementary group IDs of the current user.

set-groups!

[procedure] (set-groups! GIDLIST)

Sets the supplementrary group IDs of the current user to the IDs given in the list GIDLIST.

Only the superuser may invoke this procedure.

initialize-groups

[procedure] (initialize-groups USERNAME BASEGID)

Sets the supplementrary group IDs of the current user to the IDs from the user with name USERNAME (a string), including BASEGID.

Only the superuser may invoke this procedure.

Author

The CHICKEN Team

License

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Version History

1.0
Taken from the utils unit and released as an egg for CHICKEN 5.