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ACL_FROM_TEXT(3)       FreeBSD Library Functions Manual	      ACL_FROM_TEXT(3)

NAME
     acl_from_text -- create an	ACL from text

LIBRARY
     Standard C	Library	(libc, -lc)

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

     acl_t
     acl_from_text(const char *buf_p);

DESCRIPTION
     The acl_from_text() function converts the text form of an ACL referred to
     by	buf_p into the internal	working	structure for ACLs, appropriate	for
     applying to files or manipulating.

     This function may cause memory to be allocated.  The caller should	free
     any releasable memory, when the new ACL is	no longer required, by calling
     acl_free(3) with the (void	*)acl_t	as an argument.

IMPLEMENTATION NOTES
     FreeBSD's support for POSIX.1e interfaces and features is still under
     development at this time.

RETURN VALUES
     Upon successful completion, the function shall return a pointer to	the
     internal representation of	the ACL	in working storage.  Otherwise,	a
     value of (acl_t)NULL shall	be returned, and errno shall be	set to indi-
     cate the error.

ERRORS
     If	any of the following conditions	occur, the acl_from_text() function
     shall return a value of (acl_t)NULL and set errno to the corresponding
     value:

     [EINVAL]		Argument buf_p cannot be translated into an ACL.

     [ENOMEM]		The ACL	working	storage	requires more memory than is
			allowed	by the hardware	or system-imposed memory man-
			agement	constraints.

SEE ALSO
     acl(3), acl_free(3), acl_get(3), acl_to_text(3), posix1e(3)

STANDARDS
     POSIX.1e is described in IEEE POSIX.1e draft 17.  Discussion of the draft
     continues on the cross-platform POSIX.1e implementation mailing list.  To
     join this list, see the FreeBSD POSIX.1e implementation page for more
     information.

HISTORY
     POSIX.1e support was introduced in	FreeBSD	4.0, and development contin-
     ues.

AUTHORS
     Robert N M	Watson

BUGS
     The acl_from_text() and acl_to_text() functions rely on the getpwent(3)
     library calls to manage username and uid mapping, as well as the
     getgrent(3) library calls to manage groupname and gid mapping.  These
     calls are not thread safe,	and so transitively, neither are
     acl_from_text() and acl_to_text().	 These functions may also interfere
     with stateful calls associated with the getpwent()	and getgrent() calls.

FreeBSD	9.3		       January 28, 2000			   FreeBSD 9.3

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