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getfscreatecon(3)          SELinux API documentation         getfscreatecon(3)



NAME
       getfscreatecon,  setfscreatecon  -  get or set the SELinux security context used for creating a new file system
       object.


SYNOPSIS
       #include <selinux/selinux.h>

       int getfscreatecon(security_context_t *con);

       int setfscreatecon(security_context_t context);


DESCRIPTION
       getfscreatecon retrieves the context used for creating a new file system object.  This returned context  should
       be freed with freecon if non-NULL.  getfscreatecon sets *con to NULL if no fscreate context has been explicitly
       set by the program (i.e. using the default policy behavior).

       setfscreatecon sets the context used for creating a new file system object.  NULL can be passed to setfscreate-
       con  to  reset  to  the  default  policy  behavior.  The fscreate context is automatically reset after the next
       execve, so a program doesn't need to explicitly sanitize it upon startup.

       setfscreatecon can be applied prior to library functions that internally perform an file creation, in order  to
       set an file context on the objects.


       Note:  Signal handlers that perform an setfscreate must take care to save, reset, and restore the fscreate con-
       text to avoid unexpected behavior.

RETURN VALUE
       On error -1 is returned.  On success 0 is returned.


SEE ALSO
       selinux(8), freecon(3), getcon(3), getexeccon(3)



russellATcoker.au            1 January 2004               getfscreatecon(3)