acl_get_fd - get an ACL by file descriptor
Linux Access Control Lists library (libacl, -lacl).
The acl_get_fd() function retrieves the access ACL associated with the
file referred to by fd. The ACL is placed into working storage and
acl_get_fd() returns a pointer to that storage.
In order to read an ACL from an object, a process must have read access
to the object’s attributes.
This function may cause memory to be allocated. The caller should free
any releasable memory, when the new ACL is no longer required, by calling
acl_free(3) with the (void*)acl_t returned by acl_get_fd() as an
On success, this function shall return a pointer to the working storage.
On error, a value of (acl_t)NULL shall be returned, and errno is set
If any of the following conditions occur, the acl_get_fd() function
returns a value of (acl_t)NULL and sets errno to the corresponding value:
[EBADF] The fd argument is not a valid file descriptor.
[ENOMEM] The ACL working storage requires more memory than is
allowed by the hardware or system-imposed memory
[ENOTSUP] The file system on which the file identified by fd is
located does not support ACLs, or ACLs are disabled.
IEEE Std 1003.1e draft 17 (“POSIX.1e”, abandoned)
acl_free(3), acl_get_entry(3), acl_get_file(3), acl_set_fd(3), acl(5)
Derived from the FreeBSD manual pages written by Robert N M Watson
〈rwatson@FreeBSD.org〉, and adapted for Linux by Andreas Gruenbacher