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Re: how to get common name using gid and uid



On Thursday 18 March 2004 11:55, Chris W. Parker wrote:
> hello,
>
> given a gid or uid, how do i get the group name or user name
> respectively? i'm doing this within php, but i will be executing
> something via the cl and then storing the results. i know i can
> grep the /etc/passwd and /etc/group files but i'd like to find out
> if there's a better way.
>
> can someone help me out with this?
>
>
> thanks,
> chris.

Try "getent"; Can't say it's "better", but it is "different."

getent passwd
getent groups
getent hosts .... etc

man getent

Regards,  Mike Klinke




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