acl_error (3) - Linux Man Pages

acl_error: convert an ACL error code to a text message

NAME

acl_error - convert an ACL error code to a text message

LIBRARY

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

SYNOPSIS

In sys/types.h In acl/libacl.h Ft const char * Fn acl_error int code

DESCRIPTION

The Fn acl_error function converts an ACL error code such as returned by the Fn acl_check function to a text message describing the error condition. In the "POSIX" locale, Fn acl_check returns the following descriptions for the error codes.

ACL_MULTI_ERROR
"Multiple entries"
ACL_DUPLICATE_ERROR
"Duplicate entries"
ACL_MISS_ERROR
"Missing or wrong entry"
ACL_ENTRY_ERROR
"Invalid entry type"

RETURN VALUE

The Fn acl_error function returns a text message if the error code is recognized, and a value of (const char *)NULL otherwise.

STANDARDS

This is a non-portable, Linux specific extension to the ACL manipulation functions defined in IEEE Std 1003.1e draft 17 ("POSIX.1e", abandoned).

AUTHOR

Written by An Andreas Gruenbacher Aq a.gruenbacher [at] bestbits.at .

SEE ALSO

acl_check3, acl_valid3, acl(5)