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Perl 6 POSIX Library

This module implements a Perl 6 interface to the functions specified by the POSIX IEEE Std 1003.1. It is currently a work in progress and doesn't implement the full list of functions, so if you'd like something that's not currently present, please feel free to contribute!

Implemented Functions

At present, the following functions have been implemented:

  • getgid() - Returns the user's real group identifier. Similar to the numeric context of Perl 6's builtin variable $*GROUP

  • getuid() - Returns the user's identifier. Similar to the numeric context of Perl 6's builtin variable $*USER

  • setgid(gid_t $gid) - Sets the real group identifier and the effective group identifier for this process. Accepts a single numeric argument - the group identifier to which the process will be set.

  • setuid(uid_t $uid) - Sets the real user identifier and the effective user identifier for this process. Accepts a single numeric argument - the user identifier to which the process will be set.

  • getpwnam(Str $username) - Returns an anonymous class containing the broken-out fields of the record in the password database (e.g., the local password file /etc/passwd, NIS, and LDAP) that matches the provided username. The class has the following accessor methods: username, password, uid, gid, gecos, homedir, and shell. On Mac OS X, two additional fields are provided - changed and expiration - which correspond to the last password change date, and the account expiration date.

  • getgrnam(Str $group) - Returns an anonymous class containing the broken-out fields of the record in the group database that matches the provided group name. The class has the following accessor methods: name, password, gid, and members.

  • getgrgid(gid_t $gid) - Returns an anonymous class containing the broken-out fields of the record in the group database that matches the provided group id. The class has the following accessor methods: name, password, gid, and members.

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Cory Spencer cspencer@sprocket.org

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