[cs631apue] segfail when using getpwuid

Jan Schaumann jschauma at stevens.edu
Sun Oct 5 21:57:25 EDT 2014

Jin Sun <jsun6 at stevens.edu> wrote:
> Sorry I miss type the uid and gid

Still note that it's possible for a file to have an st_uid that
getpwuid(3) cannot map to an entry (and in which case it would return
NULL).  *Any function that _can_ fail, _will_ fail.  Check all return
codes before using the result.*

> And how to get the actual file size? I try to use st_block * st_blksize but
> the result is wired.

st_size contains the file size, in bytes.

st_blocks contains the number of blocks allocated for the file, but not
all files' sizes are necessarily evenly disibile by the block size.


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