capng_save_state(3) — Linux manual page


CAPNG_SAVE_STATE(3)           Libcap-ng API          CAPNG_SAVE_STATE(3)

NAME         top

       capng_save_state - get the internal library state

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <cap-ng.h>

       void *capng_save_state(void);

DESCRIPTION         top

       capng_save_state is a function that returns a pointer to the
       internal state of the libcap-ng library. It should be considered
       opaque and not for alteration directly. This function should be
       used when you suspect a third party library may use libcap-ng
       also and want to make sure it doesn't alter something important.
       This function is not available in the python bindings.

RETURN VALUE         top

       This returns NULL on failure and a non-NULL pointer otherwise.

NOTES         top

       The structure returned by capng_save_state is malloc'd;  it
       should be free'd if not used.

SEE ALSO         top

       capng_restore_state(3), capabilities(7)

AUTHOR         top

       Steve Grubb

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Red Hat                         June 2009            CAPNG_SAVE_STATE(3)

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