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FCHMODAT

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (2)
Updated: 2006-05-05
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NAME

fchmodat - change permissions of a file relative to a directory file descriptor  

SYNOPSIS

#define _ATFILE_SOURCE
#include <sys/stat.h>

int fchmodat(int dirfd, const char *pathname, mode_t mode, int flags);
 

DESCRIPTION

The fchmodat() system call operates in exactly the same way as chmod(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 chmod(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 chmod(2)).

If pathname is absolute, then dirfd is ignored.

flags can either be 0, or include the following flag:

AT_SYMLINK_NOFOLLOW
If pathname is a symbolic link, do not dereference it: instead operate on the link itself. This flag is not currently implemented.
 

RETURN VALUE

On success, fchmodat() returns 0. On error, -1 is returned and errno is set to indicate the error.  

ERRORS

The same errors that occur for chmod(2) can also occur for fchmodat(). The following additional errors can occur for fchmodat():
EBADF
dirfd is not a valid file descriptor.
EINVAL
Invalid flag specified in flags.
ENOTDIR
pathname is relative and dirfd is a file descriptor referring to a file other than a directory.
ENOTSUP
flags specified AT_SYMLINK_NOFOLLOW, which is not supported.
 

VERSIONS

fchmodat() was added to Linux in kernel 2.6.16.  

CONFORMING TO

This system call is non-standard but is proposed for inclusion in a future revision of POSIX.1.  

NOTES

See openat(2) for an explanation of the need for fchmodat().  

SEE ALSO

chmod(2), openat(2), path_resolution(7)


 

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