PYTHON posix_getegid

is this article helpful?
Python replacement for PHP's posix_getegid [ edit | history ]
import os

PHP posix_getegid

PHP original manual for posix_getegid [ show | ]


(PHP 4, PHP 5)

posix_getegidReturn the effective group ID of the current process


int posix_getegid ( void )

Return the numeric effective group ID of the current process.

Return Values

Returns an integer of the effective group ID.


Example #1 posix_getegid() example

This example will print out the effective group id, once it is changed with posix_setegid().

echo 'My real group id is '.posix_getgid(); //20
'My real group id is '.posix_getgid(); //20
echo 'My effective group id is '.posix_getegid(); //40


posix_getegid() is different than posix_getgid() because effective group ID can be changed by a calling process using posix_setegid().

See Also

  • posix_getgrgid() - Return info about a group by group id for information on how to convert this into a useable group name
  • posix_getgid() - Return the real group ID of the current process get real group id.
  • posix_setgid() - Set the GID of the current process change the effective group id