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

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

NAME
       fexecve - execute program specified via file descriptor

SYNOPSIS
       #include <unistd.h>

       int fexecve(int fd, char *const argv[], char *const envp[]);

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       fexecve():
	   Since glibc 2.10:
	       _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 700 || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200809L
	   Before glibc 2.10:
	       _GNU_SOURCE

DESCRIPTION
       fexecve()  performs  the  same  task as execve(2), with the difference that the file to be
       executed is specified via a file descriptor, fd, rather than via  a  pathname.	The  file
       descriptor fd must be opened read-only, and the caller must have permission to execute the
       file that it refers to.

RETURN VALUE
       A successful call to fexecve() never returns.  On error,  the  function	returns,  with	a
       result value of -1, and errno is set appropriately.

ERRORS
       Errors are as for execve(2), with the following additions:

       EINVAL fd is not a valid file descriptor, or argv is NULL, or envp is NULL.

       ENOSYS The /proc file system could not be accessed.

VERSIONS
       fexecve() is implemented since glibc 2.3.2.

CONFORMING TO
       POSIX.1-2008.  This function is not specified in POSIX.1-2001, and is not widely available
       on other systems.

NOTES
       On Linux, fexecve() is implemented using the proc(5) file system, so  /proc  needs  to  be
       mounted and available at the time of the call.

SEE ALSO
       execve(2)

COLOPHON
       This  page  is  part of release 3.53 of the Linux man-pages project.  A description of the
       project,    and	  information	 about	  reporting    bugs,	can    be    found     at
       http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.

Linux					    2010-09-15				       FEXECVE(3)


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