class Etc::Group

Group is a Struct that is only available when compiled with HAVE_GETGRENT.

The struct contains the following members:

name

contains the name of the group as a String.

passwd

contains the encrypted password as a String. An 'x' is returned if password access to the group is not available; an empty string is returned if no password is needed to obtain membership of the group. Must be compiled with HAVE_STRUCT_GROUP_GR_PASSWD.

gid

contains the group’s numeric ID as an integer.

mem

is an Array of Strings containing the short login names of the members of the group.

Public Class Methods

Etc::Group.each { |group| block } → obj click to toggle source
Etc::Group.each → Enumerator

Iterates for each entry in the /etc/group file if a block is given.

If no block is given, returns the Enumerator.

The code block is passed a Group struct.

Example:

require 'etc'

Etc::Group.each {|g|
  puts g.name + ": " + g.mem.join(', ')
}

Etc::Group.collect {|g| g.name}
Etc::Group.select {|g| !g.mem.empty?}
static VALUE
etc_each_group(VALUE obj)
{
    RETURN_ENUMERATOR(obj, 0, 0);
    each_group();
    return obj;
}