capng_get_caps_process(3) — Linux manual page



NAME         top

       capng_get_caps_process - get the capabilities from a process

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <cap-ng.h>

       int capng_get_caps_process(void);

DESCRIPTION         top

       capng_get_caps_process will get the capabilities and bounding set of
       the pid stored inside libcap-ng's state table. The default is the pid
       of the running process. This can be changed by using the capng_setpid

RETURN VALUE         top

       This returns 0 on success and -1 on failure.

NOTES         top

       If you are doing multi-threaded programming, calling this function
       will only get capabilities on the calling thread. If you want to get
       overall capabilities for a multi-threaded process, you can only do
       that before creating any threads. Afterwards, threads may be able to
       independantly set capabilities.

       capng_get_caps_process needs a mounted /proc to read the current
       bounding set, otherwise it will fail.

SEE ALSO         top

       capng_setpid(3), capabilities(7)

AUTHOR         top

       Steve Grubb

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Red Hat                           June 2009        CAPNG_GET_CAPS_PROCESS(3)

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