Octave’s password database functions return information in a structure with the following fields.
The user name.
The encrypted password, if available.
The numeric user id.
The numeric group id.
The GECOS field.
The home directory.
The initial shell.
In the descriptions of the following functions, this data structure is referred to as a pw_struct.
Return a structure containing an entry from the password database, opening it if necessary.
Once the end of the data has been reached,
getpwent returns 0.
Return a structure containing the first entry from the password database with the user ID uid.
If the user ID does not exist in the database,
getpwuid returns 0.
See also: getpwnam.
Return a structure containing the first entry from the password database with the user name name.
If the user name does not exist in the database,
getpwname returns 0.
See also: getpwuid.
Return the internal pointer to the beginning of the password database.