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POSIX_SPAWN_FILE_ACTI... BSD Library Functions Manual POSIX_SPAWN_FILE_ACTI...

NAME
     posix_spawn_file_actions_init posix_spawn_file_actions_destroy -- initialize or destroy spawn file
     actions objects

SYNOPSIS
     #include <spawn.h>

     int
     posix_spawn_file_actions_init(posix_spawn_file_actions_t *file_actions);

     int
     posix_spawn_file_actions_destroy(posix_spawn_file_actions_t *file_actions);

DESCRIPTION
     The posix_spawn_file_actions_init() function initializes the object referenced by file_actions, to an
     empty set of file actions for subsequent use in a call to posix_spawn(2) or posix_spawnp(2).  A
     posix_spawn_file_actions_t object is an opaque type that is used to collect set of file actions speci-fied specified
     fied by calls to posix_spawn_file_actions_addclose(3) and posix_spawn_file_actions_addopen(3) such that
     once the spawn operation is complete, the child process will have a different set of file descriptors
     than the parent, in the order that the operations were added to the posix_spawn_file_actions_t.

     Additionally, any descriptor in the parent not modified by a file action, and which has the FD_CLOEXEC
     flag set, will be closed in the child.

     The posix_spawn_file_actions_destroy() function destroys the object referenced by file_actions which
     was previously intialized by posix_spawn_file_actions_init(), returning any resources obtained at the
     time of initialization to the system for subsequent reuse.  A posix_spawn_file_actions_t may be reini-tialized reinitialized
     tialized after having been destroyed, but must not be reused after destruction, unless it has been
     reinitialized.

RETURN VALUES
     On success, these functions return 0; on failure they return an error number from <errno.h>.

ERRORS
     These functions will fail and return an error if:

     [ENOMEM]           Insufficient resources to initialize the posix_spawn_file_actions_t object.

     [EINVAL]           The posix_spawn_file_actions_t being destroyed is invalid.

SEE ALSO
     posix_spawn(2), posix_spawnp(2), posix_spawn_file_actions_addclose(3),
     posix_spawn_file_actions_addopen(3), posix_spawn_file_actions_adddup2(3)

STANDARDS
     Version 3 of the Single UNIX Specification (``SUSv3'') [SPN]

HISTORY
     The posix_spawn_file_actions_init() and posix_spawn_file_actions_destroy() function calls appeared in
     Version 3 of the Single UNIX Specification (``SUSv3'') [SPN].

Mac OS X                        August 22, 2007                       Mac OS X

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