ACL_CHECK(3) BSD Library Functions Manual ACL_CHECK(3)NAMEacl_check — check an ACL for validity
Linux Access Control Lists library (libacl, -lacl).
acl_check(acl_t acl, int *last);
The acl_check() function checks the ACL referred to by the argument acl
The three required entries ACL_USER_OBJ, ACL_GROUP_OBJ, and ACL_OTHER
must exist exactly once in the ACL. If the ACL contains any ACL_USER or
ACL_GROUP entries, then an ACL_MASK entry is also required. The ACL may
contain at most one ACL_MASK entry.
The user identifiers must be unique among all entries of type ACL_USER.
The group identifiers must be unique among all entries of type ACL_GROUP.
If the ACL referred to by acl is invalid, acl_check() returns a positive
error code that indicates which type of error was detected. The follow‐
ing symbolic error codes are defined:
ACL_MULTI_ERROR The ACL contains multiple entries that have a tag
type that may occur at most once.
ACL_DUPLICATE_ERROR The ACL contains multiple ACL_USER entries with the
same user ID, or multiple ACL_GROUP entries with
the same group ID.
ACL_MISS_ERROR A required entry is missing.
ACL_ENTRY_ERROR The ACL contains an invalid entry tag type.
The acl_error() function can be used to translate error codes to text
In addition, if the pointer last is not NULL, acl_check() assigns the
number of the ACL entry at which the error was detected to the value
pointed to by last. Entries are numbered starting with zero, in the
order in which they would be returned by the acl_get_entry() function.
If successful, the acl_check() function returns 0 if the ACL referred to
by acl is valid, and a positive error code if the ACL is invalid. Other‐
wise, a value of -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to
indicate the error.
If any of the following conditions occur, the acl_check() function
returns -1 and sets errno to the corresponding value:
[EINVAL] The argument acl is not a valid pointer to an ACL.
This is a non-portable, Linux specific extension to the ACL manipulation
functions defined in IEEE Std 1003.1e draft 17 (“POSIX.1e”, abandoned).
SEE ALSOacl_valid(3), acl(5)AUTHOR
Written by Andreas Gruenbacher ⟨firstname.lastname@example.org⟩.
Linux ACL March 23, 2002 Linux ACL