AUDIT_GET_REPLY(3)             Linux Audit API            AUDIT_GET_REPLY(3)

NAME         top

       audit_get_reply - Get the audit system's reply

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <libaudit.h>

       int audit_get_reply(int fd, struct audit_reply *rep, reply_t block,
       int peek);

DESCRIPTION         top

       This function gets the next data packet sent on the audit netlink
       socket. This function is usually called after sending a command to
       the audit system. fd should be an open file descriptor returned by
       audit_open. rep should be a data structure to put the reply in. block
       is of type reply_t which is either: GET_REPLY_BLOCKING and
       GET_REPLY_NONBLOCKING. peek, if non-zero, gets the data without
       dequeueing it from the netlink socket.

RETURN VALUE         top

       This function returns -1 on error, 0 if error response received, and
       positive value on success.

SEE ALSO         top


AUTHOR         top

       Steve Grubb

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Red Hat                           Oct 2006                AUDIT_GET_REPLY(3)

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