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acl_set_file(3)

Linux ACL
March 23, 2002

acl

Access control list utilities, libraries and headers

libacl1-dev

access control list - static libraries and headers

libacl-devel

Files needed for building programs with libacl

NAME

acl_set_file - set an ACL by filename

LIBRARY

Linux Access Control Lists library (libacl, -lacl).

SYNOPSIS


.In sys/types.h
.In sys/acl.h int acl_set_file const char *path_p acl_type_t type acl_t acl

DESCRIPTION

The acl_set_file function associates an access ACL with a file or directory, or associates a default ACL with a directory. The pathname for the file or directory is pointed to by the argument path_p.
The effective user ID of the process must match the owner of the file or directory or the process must have the CAP_FOWNER capability for the request to succeed.
The value of the argument type is used to indicate whether the access ACL or the default ACL associated with path_p is being set. If the type parameter is ACL_TYPE_ACCESS, the access ACL of path_p shall be set. If the type parameter is ACL_TYPE_DEFAULT, the default ACL of path_p shall be set. If the argument type specifies a type of ACL that cannot be associated with path_p, then the function fails.
The acl parameter must reference a valid ACL according to the rules described on the acl_valid(3) manual page if the type parameter is ACL_TYPE_ACCESS, and must either reference a valid ACL or an ACL with zero ACL entries if the type parameter is ACL_TYPE_DEFAULT. If the acl parameter references an empty ACL, then the acl_set_file function removes any default ACL associated with the directory referred to by the path_p parameter.

RETURN VALUE


.Rv -std acl_set_file

ERRORS

If any of the following conditions occur, the acl_set_file function returns -1 and sets errno to the corresponding 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.
Argument type specifies a type of ACL that cannot be associated with path_p.
[EINVAL]
The argument acl does not point to a valid ACL.
The ACL has more entries than the file referred to by path_p can obtain.
The type parameter is not ACL_TYPE_ACCESS or ACL_TYPE_DEFAULT.
The type parameter is ACL_TYPE_DEFAULT, but the file referred to by path_p is not a directory.
[ENAMETOOLONG]
The length of the argument path_p is too long.
[ENOENT]
The named object does not exist or the argument path_p points to an empty string.
[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.
[ENOTDIR]
A component of the path prefix is not a directory.
[ENOTSUP]
The file identified by path_p cannot be associated with the ACL because the file system on which the file is located does not support this.
[EPERM]
The process does not have appropriate privilege to perform the operation to set the ACL.
[EROFS]
This function requires modification of a file system which is currently read-only.

STANDARDS

IEEE Std 1003.1e draft 17 (\(lqPOSIX.1e\(rq, abandoned)
The behavior of acl_set_file when the acl parameter refers to an empty ACL and the type parameter is ACL_TYPE_DEFAULT is an extension in the Linux implementation, in order that all values returned by acl_get_file can be passed to acl_set_file. The POSIX.1e function for removing a default ACL is acl_delete_def_file.

AUTHOR

Derived from the FreeBSD manual pages written by
.An Robert N M Watson Aq , and adapted for Linux by
.An Andreas Gruenbacher Aq .

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