Returns an associative array with the following elements:
|name||The name element contains the username of the user. This is a short, usually less than 16 character "handle" of the user, not the real, full name.|
|passwd||The passwd element contains the user's password in an encrypted format. Often, for example on a system employing "shadow" passwords, an asterisk is returned instead.|
|uid||User ID, should be the same as the uid parameter used when calling the function, and hence redundant.|
|gid||The group ID of the user. Use the function posix_getgrgid() to resolve the group name and a list of its members.|
|gecos||GECOS is an obsolete term that refers to the finger information field on a Honeywell batch processing system. The field, however, lives on, and its contents have been formalized by POSIX. The field contains a comma separated list containing the user's full name, office phone, office number, and home phone number. On most systems, only the user's full name is available.|
|dir||This element contains the absolute path to the home directory of the user.|
|shell||The shell element contains the absolute path to the executable of the user's default shell.|
$userinfo = posix_getpwuid(10000);
The above example will output something similar to:
[name] => tom
[passwd] => x
[uid] => 10000
[gid] => 42
[geocs] => "tom,,,"
[dir] => "/home/tom"
[shell] => "/bin/bash"
|POSIX man page GETPWNAM(3)|