NAME         top

       capng_name_to_capability - convert capability text to integer

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <cap-ng.h>

       int capng_name_to_capability(const char *name);

DESCRIPTION         top

       capng_name_to_capability will take the string being passed and look
       it up to see what its integer value would be. The string being input
       is the same name as the define in linux/capabiliy.h with the CAP_
       prefix removed. The string case does not matter. The integer that is
       output is the same as the define would be from linux/capabiliy.h.
       This is useful for taking string input and converting to something
       that can be used with capng_update.

RETURN VALUE         top

       This returns a negative number on failure and the correct define

SEE ALSO         top

       capng_capability_to_name(3), capabilities(7)

AUTHOR         top

       Steve Grubb

COLOPHON         top

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Red Hat                           June 2009      CAPNG_NAME_TO_CAPABILITY(3)

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