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capng_updatev(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_updatev - update the stored capabilities settings

SYNOPSIS

#include <cap-ng.h>
int capng_updatev(capng_act_t action, capng_type_t type,
unsigned int capability, ...);

DESCRIPTION

capng_updatev will update the internal posix capabilities settings based on the options passed to it. The action should be eith CAPNG_DROP to set the capability bit to 0, or CAPNG_ADD to set the capability bit to 1. The operation is performed on the capability set specified in the type parameter. The values are: CAPNG_EFFECTIVE, CAPNG_PERMITTED, CAPNG_INHERITABLE, CAPNG_BOUNDING_SET. The values may be or’ed together to perform the same operation on multiple sets. The last paramter, capability, is the capability define as given in linux/capability.h.
This function differs from capng_update in that you may pass a list of capabilities. This list must be terminated with a -1 value.

RETURN VALUE

This returns 0 on success and -1 on failure.

AUTHOR

Steve Grubb

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