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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for acl_extended_file (redhat section 3)

ACL_EXTENDED_FILE(3)		   BSD Library Functions Manual 	     ACL_EXTENDED_FILE(3)

NAME
     acl_extended_file -- test for information in ACLs by file name

LIBRARY
     Linux Access Control Lists library (libacl, -lacl).

SYNOPSIS
     #include <sys/types.h>
     #include <acl/libacl.h>

     int
     acl_extended_file(const char *path_p);

DESCRIPTION
     The acl_extended_file() function returns 1 if the file or directory referred to by the argu-
     ment path_p is associated with an extended access ACL, or if the directory referred to by
     path_p is associated with a default ACL. The function returns 0 if the file has neither an
     extended access ACL nor a default ACL.

     An extended ACL is an ACL that contains entries other than the three required entries of tag
     types ACL_USER_OBJ, ACL_GROUP_OBJ and ACL_OTHER.  If the result of the acl_extended_file()
     function for a file object is 0, then ACLs define no discretionary access rights other than
     those already defined by the traditional file permission bits.

     Access to the file object may be further restricted by other mechanisms, such as Mandatory
     Access Control schemes. The access(2) system call can be used to check whether a given type
     of access to a file object would be granted.

RETURN VALUE
     If successful, the acl_extended_file() function returns 1 if the file object referred to by
     path_p has an extended access ACL or a default ACL, and 0 if the file object referred to by
     path_p has neither an extended access ACL nor a default ACL. Otherwise, the value -1 is
     returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error.

ERRORS
     If any of the following conditions occur, the acl_extended_file() function returns -1 and
     sets errno to the corresponding value:

     [EACCES]		Search permission is denied for a component of the path prefix.

     [ENAMETOOLONG]	The length of the argument path_p is too long.

     [ENOENT]		The named object does not exist or the argument path_p points to an empty
			string.

     [ENOTDIR]		A component of the path prefix is not a directory.

     [ENOTSUP]		The file system on which the file identified by path_p is located does
			not support ACLs, or ACLs are disabled.

STANDARDS
     This is a non-portable, Linux specific extension to the ACL manipulation functions defined
     in IEEE Std 1003.1e draft 17 ("POSIX.1e", abandoned).

SEE ALSO
     access(2), acl_get_file(3), acl(5)

AUTHOR
     Written by Andreas Gruenbacher <a.gruenbacher@computer.org>.

Linux ACL				  March 23, 2002				Linux ACL


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