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capng_get_caps_process(3)

Red Hat
June 2009

libcap-ng-dev

Development and header files for libcap-ng

libcap-ng

A library making programming with POSIX capabilities easier than traditional libcap

libcap-ng-devel

Header files for libcap-ng library

NAME

capng_get_caps_process - get the capabilities from a process

SYNOPSIS

#include <cap-ng.h>
int capng_get_caps_process(void);

DESCRIPTION

capng_get_caps_process will get the capabilities and bounding set of the pid stored inside libcap-ng’s state table. The default is the pid of the running process. This can be changed by using the capng_setpid function.

RETURN VALUE

This returns 0 on success and -1 on failure.

NOTES

If you are doing multi-threaded programming, calling this function will only get capabilities on the calling thread. If you want to get overall capabilities for a multi-threaded process, you can only do that before creating any threads. Afterwards, threads may be able to independantly set capabilities.

AUTHOR

Steve Grubb
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