capng_name_to_capability(3) — Linux manual page



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/capability.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/capability.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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