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CAPNG_APPLY(3) Libcap-ng API CAPNG_APPLY(3)
capng_apply - apply the stored capabilities settings
int capng_apply(capng_select_t set);
capng_apply will transfer the specified internal posix capabilities settings to the ker-
nel. The options are CAPNG_SELECT_CAPS for the traditional capabilities,
CAPNG_SELECT_BOUNDS for the bounding set, or CAPNG_SELECT_BOTH if transferring both is
This returns 0 on success and -1 on failure.
If you are doing multi-threaded programming, calling this function will only set capabili-
ties on the calling thread. All other threads are unaffected. If you want to set overall
capabilities for a multi-threaded process, you will need to do that before creating any
threads. See the capset syscall for more information on this topic.
capset(2), capng_update(3), capabilities(7)
Red Hat June 2009 CAPNG_APPLY(3)
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