setresuid, setresgid - set real, effective and saved user or group ID
int setresuid(uid_t ruid, uid_t euid, uid_t suid);
int setresgid(gid_t rgid, gid_t egid, gid_t sgid);
sets the real user ID, the effective user ID, and the saved
(effective) user ID of the current process.
Unprivileged user processes (i.e., processes with each of
real, effective and saved user ID nonzero) may change the real,
effective and saved user ID, each to one of:
the current uid, the current effective uid or the current saved uid.
The super-user may set real, effective and saved user ID to arbitrary values.
If one of the parameters equals -1, the corresponding value is not changed.
sets the real, effective and saved group ID's of the current process,
with the same restrictions for processes with each of
real, effective and saved user ID nonzero.
On success, zero is returned. On error, -1 is returned, and
is set appropriately.
The current process was not privileged (did not have the CAP_SETUID
capability) and tried to change the IDs is a not allowed way.
does not match the current uid and this call would
bring that userID over its NPROC rlimit.
This call is nonstandard.
This system call was first introduced in HP-UX.
It is available under Linux since Linux 2.1.44.
These days it is also found in FreeBSD (for emulation of Linux binaries).
Under HP-UX and FreeBSD the prototype is found in
Under Linux the prototype is given by glibc since version 2.3.2
provided _GNU_SOURCE is defined.
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