acl_delete_entry(3) — Linux manual page


ACL_DELETE_ENTRY(3)   BSD Library Functions Manual   ACL_DELETE_ENTRY(3)

NAME         top

     acl_delete_entry — delete an ACL entry

LIBRARY         top

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

SYNOPSIS         top

     #include <sys/types.h>
     #include <sys/acl.h>

     acl_delete_entry(acl_t acl, acl_entry_t entry_d);

DESCRIPTION         top

     The acl_delete_entry() function removes the ACL entry indicated by
     the entry_d descriptor from the ACL pointed to by acl.  Any
     existing ACL entry descriptors that refer to entries in acl other
     than that referred to by entry_d continue to refer to the same
     entries. The argument entry_d and any other ACL entry descriptors
     that refer to the same ACL entry are undefined after this function
     completes. Any existing ACL pointers that refer to the ACL referred
     to by acl continue to refer to the ACL.

RETURN VALUE         top

     The acl_delete_entry() function returns the value 0 if successful;
     otherwise the value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is
     set to indicate the error.

ERRORS         top

     If any of the following conditions occur, the acl_delete_entry()
     function returns -1 and sets errno to the corresponding value:

     [EINVAL]           The argument acl_p is not a valid pointer to an

                        The argument entry_d is not a valid pointer to
                        an ACL entry.

STANDARDS         top

     IEEE Std 1003.1e draft 17 (“POSIX.1e”, abandoned)

SEE ALSO         top

     acl_copy_entry(3), acl_create_entry(3), acl_get_entry(3), acl(5)

AUTHOR         top

     Derived from the FreeBSD manual pages written by Robert N M Watson
     <>, and adapted for Linux by Andreas Gruenbacher

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