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ACL_FREE(3)             BSD Library Functions Manual             ACL_FREE(3)

NAME         top

     acl_free — release memory allocated to an ACL data object

LIBRARY         top

     Linux Access Control Lists library (libacl, -lacl).

SYNOPSIS         top

     #include <sys/types.h>
     #include <sys/acl.h>

     int
     acl_free(void *obj_p);

DESCRIPTION         top

     The acl_free() function frees any releasable memory currently allocated
     by to the ACL data object identified by obj_p.  The argument obj_p may
     identify an ACL, an ACL entry qualifier, or a pointer to a string allo‐
     cated by the acl_to_text() function.

RETURN VALUE         top

     The acl_free() function returns the value 0 if successful; otherwise
     the value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indi‐
     cate the error.

ERRORS         top

     If any of the following conditions occur, the acl_free() function
     returns the value -1 and and sets errno to the corresponding value:

     [EINVAL]           The value of the argument obj_p is invalid.

STANDARDS         top

     IEEE Std 1003.1e draft 17 (“POSIX.1e”, abandoned)

SEE ALSO         top

     acl_copy_int(3), acl_create_entry(3), acl_dup(3), acl_from_text(3),
     acl_get_fd, acl_get_file(3), acl_init(3), acl(5)

AUTHOR         top

     Derived from the FreeBSD manual pages written by Robert N M Watson
     <rwatson@FreeBSD.org>, and adapted for Linux by Andreas Gruenbacher
     <a.gruenbacher@bestbits.at>.

COLOPHON         top

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Linux ACL                      March 23, 2002                      Linux ACL