inotify_rm_watch(2) — Linux manual page


inotify_rm_watch(2)        System Calls Manual       inotify_rm_watch(2)

NAME         top

       inotify_rm_watch - remove an existing watch from an inotify

LIBRARY         top

       Standard C library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <sys/inotify.h>

       int inotify_rm_watch(int fd, int wd);

DESCRIPTION         top

       inotify_rm_watch() removes the watch associated with the watch
       descriptor wd from the inotify instance associated with the file
       descriptor fd.

       Removing a watch causes an IN_IGNORED event to be generated for
       this watch descriptor.  (See inotify(7).)

RETURN VALUE         top

       On success, inotify_rm_watch() returns zero.  On error, -1 is
       returned and errno is set to indicate the error.

ERRORS         top

       EBADF  fd is not a valid file descriptor.

       EINVAL The watch descriptor wd is not valid; or fd is not an
              inotify file descriptor.

STANDARDS         top


HISTORY         top

       Linux 2.6.13.

SEE ALSO         top

       inotify_add_watch(2), inotify_init(2), inotify(7)

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Pages that refer to this page: inotify_add_watch(2)inotify_init(2)syscalls(2)inotify(7)