keyctl_clear(3) — Linux manual page


KEYCTL_CLEAR(3)        Linux Key Management Calls        KEYCTL_CLEAR(3)

NAME         top

       keyctl_clear - clear a keyring

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <keyutils.h>

       long keyctl_clear(key_serial_t keyring);

DESCRIPTION         top

       keyctl_clear() clears the contents of a keyring.

       The caller must have write permission on a keyring to be able to
       clear it.

RETURN VALUE         top

       On success keyctl_clear() returns 0.  On error, the value -1 will
       be returned and errno will have been set to an appropriate error.

ERRORS         top

       ENOKEY The keyring specified is invalid.

              The keyring specified has expired.

              The keyring specified had been revoked.

       EACCES The keyring exists, but is not writable by the calling

LINKING         top

       This is a library function that can be found in libkeyutils.
       When linking, -lkeyutils should be specified to the linker.

SEE ALSO         top

       keyctl(1), add_key(2), keyctl(2), request_key(2), keyctl(3),
       keyrings(7), keyutils(7)

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Linux                          4 May 2006                KEYCTL_CLEAR(3)

Pages that refer to this page: keyctl(2)keyctl(3)keyrings(7)