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context_new(3)          SELinux API documentation         context_new(3)

NAME         top

       context_new, context_str, context_free, context_type_get,
       context_type_set, context_range_get,
       context_range_set,context_role_get, context_role_set,
       context_user_get, context_user_set - Routines to manipulate
       SELinux security contexts

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <selinux/context.h>

       context_t context_new(const char *context_str);

       const char * context_str(context_t con);

       void context_free(context_t con);

       const char * context_type_get(context_t con);

       const char * context_range_get(context_t con);

       const char * context_role_get(context_t con);

       const char * context_user_get(context_t con);

       int context_type_set(context_t con, const char *type);

       int context_range_set(context_t con, const char *range);

       int context_role_set(context_t con, const char *role);

       int context_user_set(context_t con, const char *user);

DESCRIPTION         top

       These functions allow an application to manipulate the fields of
       a security context string without requiring it to know the format
       of the string.

       context_new() returns a new context initialized to a context

       context_str() returns a pointer to the string value of the
       context_t, valid until the next call to context_str() or
       context_free() for the same context_t*.

       context_free() frees the storage used by a context.

       context_type_get(), context_range_get(), context_role_get(),
       context_user_get() get a pointer to the string value of a context

       Note: Values returned by the get functions are only valid until
       the next call to a set function or context_free() for the same
       context_t structure.

       context_type_set(), context_range_set(), context_role_set(),
       context_user_set() set a context component.

RETURN VALUE         top

       On failure context_*_set() functions return non-zero and 0 on

       The other functions return NULL on failure and non-NULL on

       On failure errno is set appropriately.

SEE ALSO         top


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