geteuid - Retrieve the effective user ID.
geteuid is a syscall used to retrieve the effective user ID of the current process. This value is used by the kernel when determining which operations are allowed to be executed by the current process. It can be used to enforce access control policies.
The geteuid syscall does not take any parameters, which makes it simpler to use than other syscalls. However, it is important to note that the effective user ID may be different from the real user ID, as the kernel may allow certain processes to temporarily execute in a different user context.
To monitor the effective user ID of the current process
Example Use Case¶
Using geteuid can be useful in a system that enforces access control policies, by ensuring that privileged operations are only allowed to be performed by processes with an effective user ID matching the expected one.
getuid - Retrieve the real user ID.
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