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ACL_GET(3)	       FreeBSD Library Functions Manual		    ACL_GET(3)

NAME
     acl_get_fd, acl_get_fd_np,	acl_get_file, acl_get_link_np -- get an	ACL
     for a file

LIBRARY
     Standard C	Library	(libc, -lc)

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

     acl_t
     acl_get_fd(int fd);

     acl_t
     acl_get_fd_np(int fd, acl_type_t type);

     acl_t
     acl_get_file(const	char *path_p, acl_type_t type);

     acl_t
     acl_get_link_np(const char	*path_p, acl_type_t type);

DESCRIPTION
     The acl_get_fd(), acl_get_file(), acl_get_link_np(), and acl_get_fd_np()
     each allow	the retrieval of an ACL	from a file.  The acl_get_fd() is a
     POSIX.1e call that	allows the retrieval of	an ACL of type ACL_TYPE_ACCESS
     from a file descriptor.  The acl_get_fd_np() function is a	non-portable
     form of acl_get_fd() that allows the retrieval of any type	of ACL from a
     file descriptor.  The acl_get_file() function is a	POSIX.1e call that
     allows the	retrieval of a specified type of ACL from a file by name;
     acl_get_link_np() is a non-portable variation on acl_get_file() which
     does not follow a symlink if the target of	the call is a symlink.

     These functions 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.

     The ACL in	the working storage is an independent copy of the ACL associ-
     ated with the object referred to by fd.  The ACL in the working storage
     shall not participate in any access control decisions.

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
     ACL that was retrieved.  Otherwise, a value of (acl_t)NULL	shall be
     returned, and errno shall be set to indicate the error.

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

     [EACCES]		Search permission is denied for	a component of the
			path prefix, or	the object exists and the process does
			not have appropriate access rights.

     [EBADF]		The fd argument	is not a valid file descriptor.

     [EINVAL]		The ACL	type passed is invalid for this	file object.

     [ENAMETOOLONG]	A component of a pathname exceeded 255 characters, or
			an entire path name exceeded 1023 characters.

     [ENOENT]		The named object does not exist, or the	path_p argu-
			ment points to an empty	string.

     [ENOMEM]		Insufficient memory available to fulfill request.

     [EOPNOTSUPP]	The file system	does not support ACL retrieval.

SEE ALSO
     acl(3), acl_free(3), acl_get(3), acl_set(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

FreeBSD	10.1		       December	29, 2002		  FreeBSD 10.1

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