FCHMODAT(2) Linux Programmer s Manual FCHMODAT(2)

NAME fchmodat - change permissions of a file relative to a directory file descriptor

SYNOPSIS #include <sys/stat.h>

int fchmodat(int dirfd, const char *path, mode_t mode, int flags);

DESCRIPTION The fchmodat() system call operates in exactly the same way as chmod(2), except for the differences described in this manual page.

If the pathname given in path is relative, then it is interpreted rela- tive to the directory referred to by the file descriptor dirfd (rather than relative to the current working directory of the calling process, as is done by chmod(2) for a relative pathname).

If the pathname given in path is relative and dirfd is the special value AT_FDCWD, then path is interpreted relative to the current work- ing directory of the calling process (like chmod(2)).

If the pathname given in path is absolute, then dirfd is ignored.

flags can either be 0, or include the following flag:

AT_SYMLINK_NOFOLLOW If path is a symbolic link, do not dereference it: instead oper- ate on the link itself. This flag is not currently implemented.

RETURN VALUE On success, fchmodat() returns 0. On error, -1 is returned and errno is set to indicate the error.

ERRORS The same errors that occur for chmod(2) can also occur for fchmodat(). The following additional errors can occur for fchmodat():

EBADF dirfd is not a valid file descriptor.

EINVAL Invalid flag specified in flags.

ENOTDIR path is a relative path and dirfd is a file descriptor referring to a file other than a directory.

ENOTSUP flags specified AT_SYMLINK_NOFOLLOW, which is not supported.

NOTES See openat(2) for an explanation of the need for fchmodat().

CONFORMING TO This system call is non-standard but is proposed for inclusion in a future revision of POSIX.1.

VERSIONS fchmodat() was added to Linux in kernel 2.6.16.

SEE ALSO chmod(2), openat(2), path_resolution(2)

Linux 2.6.16 2006-05-05 FCHMODAT(2)