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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     secure_path - determine if a file appears to be ``secure''

LIBRARY    [Toc]    [Back]

     System Utilities Library (libutil, -lutil)

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     #include <util.h>

     secure_path(const char *path);

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The secure_path() function takes a path name and returns zero if the referenced
 file is ``secure'', non-zero if not.  Any ``insecurity'', other
     than failure to access the referenced file, will be logged to the system

     To be ``secure'', the referenced file must exist, be a regular file (and
     not a directory), owned by the super-user, and writable only by the

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]


HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The secure_path function is based on the BSD/OS implementation of same,
     and appeared in NetBSD 1.5 by kind permission.

BSD                              July 16, 1996                             BSD
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