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OPENAT(2)						     Linux Programmer's Manual							 OPENAT(2)

NAME
openat - open a file relative to a directory file descriptor SYNOPSIS
#include <fcntl.h> int openat(int dirfd, const char *pathname, int flags); int openat(int dirfd, const char *pathname, int flags, mode_t mode); Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)): openat(): Since glibc 2.10: _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 700 || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200809L Before glibc 2.10: _ATFILE_SOURCE DESCRIPTION
The openat() system call operates in exactly the same way as open(2), except for the differences described in this manual page. If the pathname given in pathname is relative, then it is interpreted relative to the directory referred to by the file descriptor dirfd (rather than relative to the current working directory of the calling process, as is done by open(2) for a relative pathname). If pathname is relative and dirfd is the special value AT_FDCWD, then pathname is interpreted relative to the current working directory of the calling process (like open(2)). If pathname is absolute, then dirfd is ignored. RETURN VALUE
On success, openat() returns a new file descriptor. On error, -1 is returned and errno is set to indicate the error. ERRORS
The same errors that occur for open(2) can also occur for openat(). The following additional errors can occur for openat(): EBADF dirfd is not a valid file descriptor. ENOTDIR pathname is relative and dirfd is a file descriptor referring to a file other than a directory. VERSIONS
openat() was added to Linux in kernel 2.6.16. CONFORMING TO
POSIX.1-2008. A similar system call exists on Solaris. NOTES
openat() and other similar system calls suffixed "at" are supported for two reasons. First, openat() allows an application to avoid race conditions that could occur when using open(2) to open files in directories other than the current working directory. These race conditions result from the fact that some component of the directory prefix given to open(2) could be changed in parallel with the call to open(2). Such races can be avoided by opening a file descriptor for the target directory, and then specifying that file descriptor as the dirfd argument of openat(). Second, openat() allows the implementation of a per-thread "current working directory", via file descriptor(s) maintained by the applica- tion. (This functionality can also be obtained by tricks based on the use of /proc/self/fd/dirfd, but less efficiently.) SEE ALSO
faccessat(2), fchmodat(2), fchownat(2), fstatat(2), futimesat(2), linkat(2), mkdirat(2), mknodat(2), open(2), readlinkat(2), renameat(2), symlinkat(2), unlinkat(2), utimensat(2), mkfifoat(3), path_resolution(7) COLOPHON
This page is part of release 3.25 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 2009-12-13 OPENAT(2)

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MKDIRAT(2)						     Linux Programmer's Manual							MKDIRAT(2)

NAME
mkdirat - create a directory relative to a directory file descriptor SYNOPSIS
#include <fcntl.h> /* Definition of AT_* constants */ #include <sys/stat.h> int mkdirat(int dirfd, const char *pathname, mode_t mode); Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)): mkdirat(): Since glibc 2.10: _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 700 || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200809L Before glibc 2.10: _ATFILE_SOURCE DESCRIPTION
The mkdirat() system call operates in exactly the same way as mkdir(2), except for the differences described in this manual page. If the pathname given in pathname is relative, then it is interpreted relative to the directory referred to by the file descriptor dirfd (rather than relative to the current working directory of the calling process, as is done by mkdir(2) for a relative pathname). If pathname is relative and dirfd is the special value AT_FDCWD, then pathname is interpreted relative to the current working directory of the calling process (like mkdir(2)). If pathname is absolute, then dirfd is ignored. RETURN VALUE
On success, mkdirat() returns 0. On error, -1 is returned and errno is set to indicate the error. ERRORS
The same errors that occur for mkdir(2) can also occur for mkdirat(). The following additional errors can occur for mkdirat(): EBADF dirfd is not a valid file descriptor. ENOTDIR pathname is relative and dirfd is a file descriptor referring to a file other than a directory. VERSIONS
mkdirat() was added to Linux in kernel 2.6.16; library support was added to glibc in version 2.4. CONFORMING TO
POSIX.1-2008. NOTES
See openat(2) for an explanation of the need for mkdirat(). SEE ALSO
mkdir(2), openat(2), path_resolution(7) COLOPHON
This page is part of release 3.44 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 2012-05-04 MKDIRAT(2)

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