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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     revoke - revoke file access

LIBRARY    [Toc]    [Back]

     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     #include <unistd.h>

     revoke(const char *path);

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The revoke function invalidates all current open file descriptors in the
     system for the file named by path.  Subsequent operations on any such
     descriptors fail, with the exceptions that a read() from a character
     device file which has been revoked returns a count of zero (end of file),
     and a close() call will succeed.  If the file is a special file for a
     device which is open, the device close function is called as if all open
     references to the file had been closed.

     Access to a file may be revoked only by its owner or the super user.

     revoke is normally used to prepare a terminal device for a new login session,
 preventing any access by a previous user of the terminal.

RETURN VALUES    [Toc]    [Back]

     A 0 value indicates that the call succeeded.  A -1 return value indicates
     an error occurred and errno is set to indicate the reason.

ERRORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     Access to the named file is revoked unless one of the following:

     [ENOTDIR]          A component of the path prefix is not a directory.

     [ENAMETOOLONG]     A component of a pathname exceeded 255 characters, or
                        an entire path name exceeded 1024 characters.

     [ENOENT]           The named file or a component of the path name does
                        not exist.

     [EACCES]           Search permission is denied for a component of the
                        path prefix.

     [ELOOP]            Too many symbolic links were encountered in translating
 the pathname.

     [EFAULT]           path points outside the process's allocated address

     [EPERM]            The caller is neither the owner of the file nor the
                        super user.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     close(2), dup(2), fcntl(2), flock(2), fstat(2), read(2), write(2)

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The revoke function was introduced in 4.3BSD-Reno.

BSD                             March 22, 1999                             BSD
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