|FACCESSAT(2)||Linux Programmer's Manual||FACCESSAT(2)|
NAMEfaccessat - check user's permissions of a file relative to a directory file descriptor
int faccessat(int dirfd , const char * pathname , int mode , int flags );
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
- Since glibc 2.10:
- _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 700 || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200809L
- Before glibc 2.10:
DESCRIPTIONThe faccessat() system call operates in exactly the same way as access(2), except for the differences described in this manual page.
- Perform access checks using the effective user and group IDs. By default, faccessat() uses the real IDs (like access(2)).
- If pathname is a symbolic link, do not dereference it: instead return information about the link itself.
RETURN VALUEOn success, (all requested permissions granted) faccessat() returns 0. On error, -1 is returned and errno is set to indicate the error.
ERRORSThe same errors that occur for access(2) can also occur for faccessat(). The following additional errors can occur for faccessat():
- dirfd is not a valid file descriptor.
- Invalid flag specified in flags.
- pathname is relative and dirfd is a file descriptor referring to a file other than a directory.
VERSIONSfaccessat() was added to Linux in kernel 2.6.16; library support was added to glibc in version 2.4.
NOTESSee openat(2) for an explanation of the need for faccessat().
Glibc notesThe AT_EACCESS and AT_SYMLINK_NOFOLLOW flags are actually implemented within the glibc wrapper function for faccessat(). If either of these flags are specified, then the wrapper function employs fstatat(2) to determine access permissions.
SEE ALSOaccess(2), openat(2), euidaccess(3), credentials(7), path_resolution(7), symlink(7)
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