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ACL_TO_TEXT(3)	       FreeBSD Library Functions Manual		ACL_TO_TEXT(3)

NAME
     acl_to_text -- convert an ACL to text

LIBRARY
     Standard C	Library	(libc, -lc)

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

     char *
     acl_to_text(acl_t acl, ssize_t *len_p);

DESCRIPTION
     The acl_to_text() function	translates the ACL pointed to by argument acl
     into a NULL terminated character string.  If the pointer len_p is not
     NULL, then	the function shall return the length of	the string (not
     including the NULL	terminator) in the location pointed to by len_p.  The
     format of the text	string returned	by acl_to_text() shall be the POSIX.1e
     long ACL form.

     This function allocates any memory	necessary to contain the string	and
     returns a pointer to the string.  The caller should free any releasable
     memory, when the new string is no longer required,	by calling acl_free(3)
     with the (void*)char 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
     long text form of an ACL.	Otherwise, a value of (char*)NULL shall	be
     returned and errno	shall be set to	indicate the error.

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

     [EINVAL]		Argument acl does not point to a valid ACL.

			The ACL	denoted	by acl contains	one or more improperly
			formed ACL entries, or for some	other reason cannot be
			translated into	a text form of an ACL.

     [ENOMEM]		The character string to	be returned requires more mem-
			ory than is allowed by the hardware or software-
			imposed	memory management constraints.

SEE ALSO
     acl(3), acl_free(3), acl_from_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	9.2		       January 28, 2000			   FreeBSD 9.2

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