Lookup user info

Share:

Description

Function looks up uid, gid, and userinfo for a given username.

Usage

1
userinfo(username, uid, gid)

Arguments

username

character name identifying the loginname of the user.

uid

integer specifying the uid of the user to lookup.

gid

integer specifying the gid to lookup.

Value

a parsed row from /etc/passwd

References

Jeroen Ooms (2013). The RAppArmor Package: Enforcing Security Policies in R Using Dynamic Sandboxing on Linux. Journal of Statistical Software, 55(7), 1-34. http://www.jstatsoft.org/v55/i07/.

Ubuntu Manpage: passwd - the password file. http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/precise/man5/passwd.5.html.