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INOTIFY_INIT

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (2)
Updated: 2006-02-07
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NAME

inotify_init - initialize an inotify instance  

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/inotify.h>

int inotify_init(void)  

DESCRIPTION

inotify_init() initializes a new inotify instance and returns a file descriptor associated with a new inotify event queue.  

RETURN VALUE

On success, inotify_init() returns a new file descriptor, or -1 if an error occurred (in which case, errno is set appropriately).  

ERRORS

EMFILE
The user limit on the total number of inotify instances has been reached.
ENFILE
The system limit on the total number of file descriptors has been reached.
ENOMEM
Insufficient kernel memory is available.
 

VERSIONS

Inotify was merged into the 2.6.13 Linux kernel.  

CONFORMING TO

This system call is Linux specific.  

SEE ALSO

inotify_add_watch(2), inotify_rm_watch(2), inotify(7)


 

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