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ACL_FROM_TEXT(3)         BSD Library Functions Manual         ACL_FROM_TEXT(3)

NAME
     acl_from_text -- create an ACL from text

LIBRARY
     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

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

     acl_t
     acl_from_text(const char *buf_p);

DESCRIPTION
     The acl_from_text() function converts the text form of an ACL referred to by buf_p into the internal
     working structure for ACLs, appropriate for applying to files or manipulating.

     This function may cause memory to be allocated.  The caller should free any releasable memory, when the
     new ACL is no longer required, by calling acl_free(3) with the (void *)acl_t as an argument.

IMPLEMENTATION NOTES
     The ACL_TYPE_EXTENDE text format differs from the POSIX.1e format, and this function will not translate
     between formats.

RETURN VALUES
     Upon successful completion, the function shall return a pointer to the internal representation of the
     ACL in working storage.  Otherwise, a value of (acl_t)NULL shall be returned, and errno shall be set to
     indicate the error.

ERRORS
     If any of the following conditions occur, the acl_from_text() function shall return a value of
     (acl_t)NULL and set errno to the corresponding value:

     [EINVAL]           Argument buf_p cannot be translated into an ACL.

     [ENOMEM]           The ACL working storage requires more memory than is allowed by the hardware or sys-tem-imposed system-imposed
                        tem-imposed memory management constraints.

SEE ALSO
     acl(3), acl_free(3), acl_get(3), acl_to_text(3), posix1e(3)

STANDARDS
     POSIX.1e is described in IEEE POSIX.1e draft 17.

AUTHORS
     Michael Smith
     Robert N M Watson

BSD                            January 28, 2000                            BSD

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