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the interface may not be implemented on Linux.
The fchdir() function shall be equivalent to chdir() except that the
directory that is to be the new current working directory is
specified by the file descriptor fildes.
A conforming application can obtain a file descriptor for a file of
type directory using open(), provided that the file status flags and
access modes do not contain O_WRONLY or O_RDWR.
The fchdir() function shall fail if:
EACCES Search permission is denied for the directory referenced by
EBADF The fildes argument is not an open file descriptor.
The open file descriptor fildes does not refer to a directory.
The fchdir() may fail if:
EINTR A signal was caught during the execution of fchdir().
EIO An I/O error occurred while reading from or writing to the
The following sections are informative.
Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form
from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information
Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open
Group Base Specifications Issue 7, Copyright (C) 2013 by the
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open
Group. (This is POSIX.1-2008 with the 2013 Technical Corrigendum 1
applied.) In the event of any discrepancy between this version and
the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and
The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original
Standard can be obtained online at http://www.unix.org/online.html .
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IEEE/The Open Group 2013 FCHDIR(3P)