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keyctl_clear(3)

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4 May 2006

keyutils

Linux Key Management Utilities

libkeyutils-dev

Linux Key Management Utilities (development)

keyutils-libs-devel

Development package for building Linux key management utilities

NAME

keyctl_clear - clear a keyring

SYNOPSIS

#include <keyutils.h>

long keyctl_clear(key_serial_t keyring);

DESCRIPTION

keyctl_clear() clears the contents of a keyring.
The caller must have write permission on a keyring to be able clear it.

RETURN VALUE

On success keyctl_clear() returns 0. On error, the value -1 will be returned and errno will have been set to an appropriate error.

ERRORS

ENOKEY The keyring specified is invalid.
EKEYEXPIRED
The keyring specified has expired.
EKEYREVOKED
The keyring specified had been revoked.
EACCES The keyring exists, but is not writable by the calling process.

LINKING

This is a library function that can be found in libkeyutils. When linking, -lkeyutils should be specified to the linker.
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