fchmod (3p) - Linux Man Pages
fchmod: change mode of a file
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fchmod - change mode of a file
The fchmod() function shall be equivalent to chmod() except that the file whose permissions are changed is specified by the file descriptor fildes.
If fildes references a shared memory object, the fchmod() function need only affect the S_IRUSR, S_IWUSR, S_IRGRP, S_IWGRP, S_IROTH, and S_IWOTH file permission bits.
If fildes references a typed memory object, the behavior of fchmod() is unspecified.
If fildes refers to a socket, the behavior of fchmod() is unspecified.
The fchmod() function shall fail if:
- The fildes argument is not an open file descriptor.
- The effective user ID does not match the owner of the file and the process does not have appropriate privilege.
The file referred to by fildes resides on a read-only file system.
The fchmod() function may fail if:
- The fchmod() function was interrupted by a signal.
- The value of the mode argument is invalid.
The fildes argument refers to a pipe and the implementation
disallows execution of fchmod() on a pipe.
Changing the Current Permissions for a File
The following example shows how to change the permissions for a file named /home/cnd/mod1 so that the owner and group have read/write/execute permissions, but the world only has read/write permissions.
#include <sys/stat.h> #include <fcntl.h> mode_t mode; int fildes; ... fildes = open("/home/cnd/mod1", O_RDWR); fchmod(fildes, S_IRWXU | S_IRWXG | S_IROTH | S_IWOTH);
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