ACL_CREATE_ENTRY(3) BSD Library Functions Manual ACL_CREATE_ENTRY(3)
acl_create_entry -- create a new ACL entry
Linux Access Control Lists library (libacl, -lacl).
acl_create_entry(acl_t *acl_p, acl_entry_t *entry_p);
The acl_create_entry() function creates a new ACL entry in the ACL pointed to by the con-
tents of the pointer argument acl_p. Upon successful completion, the function returns a
descriptor for the new ACL entry via entry_p.
This function may cause memory to be allocated. The caller should free any releasable mem-
ory, when the new ACL is no longer required, by calling acl_free(3) with (void*)*acl_p as an
argument. If the ACL working storage cannot be increased in the current location, then the
working storage for the ACL pointed to by acl_p may be relocated and the previous working
storage is released. A pointer to the new working storage is returned via acl_p.
The components of the new ACL entry are initialized in the following ways: the ACL tag type
component contains ACL_UNDEFINED_TAG, the qualifier component contains ACL_UNDEFINED_ID, and
the set of permissions has no permissions enabled. Any existing ACL entry descriptors that
refer to entries in the ACL continue to refer to those entries.
The acl_create_entry() function returns the value 0 if successful; otherwise the value -1 is
returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error.
If any of the following conditions occur, the acl_create_entry() function returns -1 and
sets errno to the corresponding value:
[EINVAL] The argument acl_p is not a valid pointer to an ACL.
[ENOMEM] The ACL working storage requires more memory than is allowed by the hard-
ware or system-imposed memory management constraints.
IEEE Std 1003.1e draft 17 ("POSIX.1e", abandoned)
acl_init(3), acl_delete_entry(3), acl_free(3), acl_create_entry(3), acl(5)
Derived from the FreeBSD manual pages written by Robert N M Watson <rwatson@FreeBSD.org>,
and adapted for Linux by Andreas Gruenbacher <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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