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CentOS 7.0 - man page for acl_to_text (centos section 3)

ACL_FROM_TEXT(3)			     BSD Library Functions Manual			     ACL_FROM_TEXT(3)

NAME
acl_to_text -- convert an ACL to text
LIBRARY
Linux Access Control Lists library (libacl, -lacl).
SYNOPSIS
#include <sys/types.h> #include <sys/acl.h> char * acl_to_text(acl_t acl, ssize_t *len_p);
DESCRIPTION
The acl_to_text() function translates the ACL pointed to by the argument acl into a NULL terminated character string. If the pointer len_p is not NULL, then the function returns the length of the string (not including the NULL terminator) in the location pointed to by len_p. The format of the text string returned by acl_to_text() is the long text form defined in acl(5). The ACL referred to by acl is not changed. This function allocates any memory necessary to contain the string and returns a pointer to the string. The caller should free any releasable memory, when the new string is no longer required, by calling acl_free(3) with the (void*)char returned by acl_to_text() as an argument.
RETURN VALUE
On success, this function returns a pointer to the long text form of the ACL. On error, a value of (char *)NULL is returned, and errno is set appropriately.
ERRORS
If any of the following conditions occur, the acl_to_text() function returns a value of (char *)NULL and sets errno to the corresponding value: [EINVAL] The argument acl is not a valid pointer to an ACL. The ACL referenced by acl contains one or more improperly formed ACL entries, or for some other reason cannot be translated into a text form of an ACL. [ENOMEM] The character string to be returned requires more memory than is allowed by the hardware or system-imposed memory management constraints.
STANDARDS
IEEE Std 1003.1e draft 17 ("POSIX.1e", abandoned)
SEE ALSO
acl_free(3), acl_to_any_text(3), acl(5)
AUTHOR
Derived from the FreeBSD manual pages written by Robert N M Watson <rwatson@FreeBSD.org>, and adapted for Linux by Andreas Gruenbacher <a.gruenbacher@bestbits.at>. Linux ACL March 23, 2002 Linux ACL


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