Getting groups you belong to in perl

Fri Mar 14 10:25:00 GMT 2014


Don't know if this list is more appropriate than the Perl one but my question is actually about porting a Perl script to Cygwin. I need to check if the current user running the script belongs to a pre-defined group.

Under *nix, I get the list of users belonging to the group and see if the current user is in this list. Cygwin doesn't allow this way of working. I found out by reading the thread "Why mkgroup does not list group members?" on this mailing list (1 message on Mon, 13 May 2013 20:29:52, for instance).

I would like to use perl commands without launching external commands, if possible. The way I've found until now is by using the output of the "id" command but I was wondering if there was another way to do it. How is "id" command working by the way ?



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