[issue10503] os.getuid() documentation should be clear on what kind of uid it is referring

Giampaolo Rodola' report at bugs.python.org
Mon Nov 22 14:01:11 CET 2010


New submission from Giampaolo Rodola' <g.rodola at gmail.com>:

http://docs.python.org/library/os.html#os.getuid
os.getuid() documentation just states:

> Return the current process’s user id.

It is not clear, however, whether "user id" refers to real, effective or saved user id.

As per:
http://linux.about.com/library/cmd/blcmdl2_getuid.htm
...it should refer to _real_ user id.

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assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
messages: 122117
nosy: docs at python, giampaolo.rodola
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: os.getuid() documentation should be clear on what kind of uid it is referring
versions: Python 2.6, Python 2.7, Python 3.1, Python 3.2

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