Module pwd
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Module pwd

This module provides access to the Unix password database. It is available on all Unix versions.

Password database entries are reported as 7-tuples containing the following items from the password database (see `<pwd.h>'), in order: pw_name, pw_passwd, pw_uid, pw_gid, pw_gecos, pw_dir, pw_shell. The uid and gid items are integers, all others are strings. An exception is raised if the entry asked for cannot be found.

Classes [hide private]
struct_passwd
pwd.struct_passwd: Results from getpw*() routines.
struct_pwent
pwd.struct_passwd: Results from getpw*() routines.
Functions [hide private]
list_of_entries
getpwall()
Return a list of all available password database entries, in arbitrary order.
(pw_name,pw_passwd,pw_uid,
getpwnam(name)
pw_gid,pw_gecos,pw_dir,pw_shell) Return the password database entry for the given user name.
(pw_name,pw_passwd,pw_uid,
getpwuid(uid)
pw_gid,pw_gecos,pw_dir,pw_shell) Return the password database entry for the given numeric user ID.
Function Details [hide private]

getpwall()

 

Return a list of all available password database entries, in arbitrary order. See pwd.__doc__ for more on password database entries.

Returns: list_of_entries

getpwnam(name)

 
                    pw_gid,pw_gecos,pw_dir,pw_shell)
Return the password database entry for the given user name.
See pwd.__doc__ for more on password database entries.

Returns: (pw_name,pw_passwd,pw_uid,

getpwuid(uid)

 
                  pw_gid,pw_gecos,pw_dir,pw_shell)
Return the password database entry for the given numeric user ID.
See pwd.__doc__ for more on password database entries.

Returns: (pw_name,pw_passwd,pw_uid,