ACL_CREATE_ENTRY(3) BSD Library Functions Manual ACL_CREATE_ENTRY(3)NAMEacl_create_entry — create a new ACL entry
Linux Access Control Lists library (libacl, -lacl).
acl_create_entry(acl_t *acl_p, acl_entry_t *entry_p);
The acl_create_entry() function creates a new ACL entry in the ACL
pointed to by the contents of the pointer argument acl_p. On success,
the function returns a descriptor for the new ACL entry via entry_p.
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 (void*)*acl_p as an argument. If the ACL working stor‐
age cannot be increased in the current location, then the working storage
for the ACL pointed to by acl_p may be relocated and the previous working
storage is released. A pointer to the new working storage is returned via
The components of the new ACL entry are initialized in the following
ways: the ACL tag type component contains ACL_UNDEFINED_TAG, the quali‐
fier component contains ACL_UNDEFINED_ID, and the set of permissions has
no permissions enabled. Any existing ACL entry descriptors that refer to
entries in the ACL continue to refer to those entries.
The acl_create_entry() function returns the value 0 if successful; other‐
wise the value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to
indicate the error.
If any of the following conditions occur, the acl_create_entry() function
returns -1 and sets errno to the corresponding value:
[EINVAL] The argument acl_p is not a valid pointer to an ACL.
[ENOMEM] The ACL working storage requires more memory than is
allowed by the hardware or system-imposed memory man‐
IEEE Std 1003.1e draft 17 (“POSIX.1e”, abandoned)
SEE ALSOacl_init(3), acl_delete_entry(3), acl_free(3), acl_create_entry(3),
Derived from the FreeBSD manual pages written by Robert N M Watson
⟨rwatson@FreeBSD.org⟩, and adapted for Linux by Andreas Gruenbacher
Linux ACL March 23, 2002 Linux ACL