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

CAP_CLEAR(3)			    Linux Programmer's Manual			     CAP_CLEAR(3)

NAME
       cap_clear,  cap_clear_flag,  cap_get_flag,  cap_set_flag,  cap_compare  -  capability data
       object manipulation

SYNOPSIS
       #include <sys/capability.h>

       int cap_clear(cap_t cap_p);

       int cap_clear_flag(cap_t cap_p, cap_flag_t flag);

       int cap_get_flag(cap_t cap_p, cap_value_t cap,
			cap_flag_t flag, cap_flag_value_t *value_p);

       int cap_set_flag(cap_t cap_p, cap_flag_t flag, int ncap,
			const cap_value_t *caps, cap_flag_value_t value);

       int cap_compare(cap_t cap_a, cap_t cap_b);

       Link with -lcap.

DESCRIPTION
       These functions work on a capability state held in working storage.  A cap_t holds  infor-
       mation  about  the  capabilities  in  each  of the three sets, Permitted, Inheritable, and
       Effective.  Each capability in a set may be clear (disabled, 0) or set (enabled, 1).

       These functions work with the following data types:

       cap_value_t	 identifies a capability, such as CAP_CHOWN.

       cap_flag_t	 identifies one of the three flags associated with a capability (i.e., it
			 identifies  one  of  the  three capability sets).  Valid values for this
			 type are CAP_EFFECTIVE, CAP_INHERITABLE or CAP_PERMITTED.

       cap_flag_value_t  identifies the setting of a particular capability flag (i.e,  the  value
			 of a capability in a set).  Valid values for this type are CAP_CLEAR (0)
			 or CAP_SET (1).

       cap_clear() initializes the capability state in working storage	identified  by	cap_p  so
       that all capability flags are cleared.

       cap_clear_flag() clears all of the capabilities of the specified capability flag, flag.

       cap_get_flag()  obtains the current value of the capability flag, flag, of the capability,
       cap, from the capability state identified by cap_p and places it in the	location  pointed
       to by value_p.

       cap_set_flag() sets the flag, flag, of each capability in the array caps in the capability
       state identified by cap_p to value.  The argument, ncap, is used to specify the number  of
       capabilities in the array, caps.

       cap_compare()  compares	two  full capability sets and, in the spirit of memcmp(), returns
       zero if the two capability sets are identical. A positive return value, status,	indicates
       there  is  a difference between them. The returned value carries further information about
       which of three sets, cap_flag_t flag, differ. Specifically, the macro CAP_DIFFERS (status,
       flag) evaluates to non-zero if the returned status differs in its flag components.

RETURN VALUE
       cap_clear(), cap_clear_flag(), cap_get_flag() cap_set_flag() and cap_compare() return zero
       on success, and -1 on failure. Other return values for cap_compare() are described above.

       On failure, errno is set to EINVAL, indicating that one of the arguments is invalid.

CONFORMING TO
       These functions are as per the withdrawn POSIX.1e draft	specification.	 cap_clear_flag()
       and cap_compare() are Linux extensions.

SEE ALSO
       libcap(3),    cap_copy_ext(3),	 cap_from_text(3),    cap_get_file(3),	 cap_get_proc(3),
       cap_init(3), capabilities(7)

					    2008-05-11				     CAP_CLEAR(3)


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