selinux_file_context_cmp(3) — Linux manual page

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selinux_file_context_cmp(3)rary Functions Manualinux_file_context_cmp(3)

NAME         top

       selinux_file_context_cmp - Compare two SELinux security contexts
       excluding the 'user' component

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <selinux/selinux.h>

       int selinux_file_context_cmp(const char *a,
              const char *b);

DESCRIPTION         top

       selinux_file_context_cmp() compares two context strings excluding
       the user component with strcmp(3) as shown in the EXAMPLE
       section.

       This is useful as for most object contexts, the user component is
       not relevant.

RETURN VALUE         top

       The return values follow the strcmp(3) function, where:
              0  if they are equal.
              1  if a is greater than b
              -1 if a is less than b

ERRORS         top

       None.

NOTES         top

       The contexts being compared do not specifically need to be file
       contexts.

EXAMPLE         top

       If context a is:
              user_u:user_r:user_t:s0

       and context b is:
              root:user_r:user_t:s0

       then the actual strings compared are:
              :user_r:user_t:s0 and :user_r:user_t:s0

       Therefore they will match and selinux_file_context_cmp() will
       return zero.

SEE ALSO         top

       selinux(8)

COLOPHON         top

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SELinux API documentation     08 March 2011  selinux_file_context_cmp(3)

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