fchownat

       descriptor

SYNOPSIS
       #include <fcntl.h> /* Definition of AT_* constants */
       #include <unistd.h>

       int fchownat(int dirfd, const char *pathname,
                    uid_t owner, gid_t group, int flags);

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       fchownat():
           Since glibc 2.10:
               _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 700 || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200809L
           Before glibc 2.10:
               _ATFILE_SOURCE

DESCRIPTION
       The fchownat()  system  call  operates  in  exactly  the  same  way  as
       chown(2), except for the differences described in this manual page.

       If  the  pathname given in pathname is relative, then it is interpreted
       relative to the directory referred to  by  the  file  descriptor  dirfd
       (rather  than  relative to the current working directory of the calling
       process, as is done by chown(2) for a relative pathname).

       If pathname is relative and dirfd is the special value  AT_FDCWD,  then
       pathname  is  interpreted  relative to the current working directory of
       the calling process (like chown(2)).

       If pathname is absolute, then dirfd is ignored.

       The flags argument is a bit mask created by ORing together 0 or more of
       the following values;

       AT_EMPTY_PATH (since Linux 2.6.39)
              If  pathname is an empty string, operate on the file referred to
              by dirfd (which may have been obtained using the open(2)  O_PATH
              flag).   In  this case, dirfd can refer to any type of file, not
              just a directory.


       AT_SYMLINK_NOFOLLOW
              If pathname is a symbolic link, do not dereference  it:  instead
              operate on the link itself, like lchown(2).  (By default, fchow-
              nat() dereferences symbolic links, like chown(2).)

RETURN VALUE
       On success, fchownat() returns 0.  On error, -1 is returned  and  errno
       is set to indicate the error.

ERRORS
       The  same errors that occur for chown(2) can also occur for fchownat().
       The following additional errors can occur for fchownat():

CONFORMING TO
       POSIX.1-2008.  A similar system call exists on Solaris.

NOTES
       See openat(2) for an explanation of the need for fchownat().

SEE ALSO
       chown(2), openat(2), path_resolution(7), symlink(7)

COLOPHON
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