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ACL_SET(3)               BSD Library Functions Manual               ACL_SET(3)

NAME
     acl_set_fd, acl_set_fd_np, acl_set_file, acl_set_link_np -- set an ACL for a file

LIBRARY
     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

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

     int
     acl_set_fd(int fd, acl_t acl);

     int
     acl_set_fd_np(int fd, acl_t acl, acl_type_t type);

     int
     acl_set_file(const char *path_p, acl_type_t type, acl_t acl);

     int
     acl_set_link_np(const char *path_p, acl_type_t type, acl_t acl);

DESCRIPTION
     The acl_set_fd(), acl_set_fd_np(), acl_set_file(), and acl_set_link_np() each associate an ACL with an
     object referred to by fd or path_p.  The acl_set_fd_np() and acl_set_link_np() functions are not
     POSIX.1e calls.  The acl_set_fd() function allows only the setting of ACLs of type ACL_TYPE_EXTENDED
     where as acl_set_fd_np() allows the setting of ACLs of any type.

     The acl_set_link_np() function acts on a symlink rather than its target, if the target of the path is a
     symlink.  In the case of a symlink, this function will return an error because ACLs are not currently
     supported on symlinks.  Note that the implementation is not atomic, and so the target could change
     between the time it is checked as not being a symlink, and the time the ACL is set.

RETURN VALUES
     Upon successful completion, the value 0 is returned; 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, these functions shall return -1 and set errno to the corre-sponding corresponding
     sponding value:

     [EACCES]           Search permission is denied for a component of the path prefix, or the object exists
                        and the process does not have appropriate access rights.

     [EBADF]            The fd argument is not a valid file descriptor.

     [EINVAL]           Argument acl does not point to a valid ACL for this object, or the ACL type speci-fied specified
                        fied in type is invalid for this object, or both.

     [ENAMETOOLONG]     A component of a pathname exceeded 255 characters, or an entire path name exceeded
                        1023 characters.

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

     [ENOMEM]           Insufficient memory available to fulfill request.

     [ENOSPC]           The directory or file system that would contain the new ACL cannot be extended, or
                        the file system is out of file allocation resources.

     [EOPNOTSUPP]       The file system does not support ACL retrieval.

     [EROFS]            This function requires modification of a file system which is currently read-only.

SEE ALSO
     acl(3), acl_delete(3), acl_get(3), acl_valid(3), posix1e(3)

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

AUTHORS
     Michael Smith
     Robert N M Watson

BSD                            December 29, 2002                           BSD

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