PYTHON posix_setegid

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posix_setegid

(PHP 4 >= 4.0.2, PHP 5)

posix_setegidSet the effective GID of the current process

Description

bool posix_setegid ( int $gid )

Set the effective group ID of the current process. This is a privileged function and needs appropriate privileges (usually root) on the system to be able to perform this function.

Parameters

gid

The group id.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example #1 posix_setegid() example

This example will print out the effective group id, once changed.

<?php
echo 'My real group id is '.posix_getgid(); //20
posix_setegid(40);
echo 
'My real group id is '.posix_getgid(); //20
echo 'My effective group id is '.posix_getegid(); //40
?>

See Also

  • posix_getgrgid() - Return info about a group by group id for information on how to convert a group id 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