euidaccess, eaccess - check effective user's permissions for a file
Like access(2), euidaccess() checks
permissions and existence of the file identified by its argument
pathname. However, whereas access(2) performs
checks using the real user and group identifiers of the process,
euidaccess() uses the effective identifiers.
mode is a mask consisting of one or more of
R_OK, W_OK, X_OK, and
F_OK, with the same meanings as for
On success (all requested permissions granted), zero is returned. On
error (at least one bit in
mode asked for a permission that is
denied, or some other error occurred), -1 is returned, and
errno is set appropriately.
Warning: Using this function to check a process's
permissions on a file before performing some operation based on that
information leads to race conditions: the file permissions may change
between the two steps. Generally, it is safer just to attempt the
desired operation and handle any permission error that occurs.
This function always dereferences symbolic links. If you need to check the permissions on a symbolic link, use faccessat(2) with the flags AT_EACCESS and AT_SYMLINK_NOFOLLOW.
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