ACL_CREATE_ENTRY(3)       BSD Library Functions Manual       ACL_CREATE_ENTRY(3)

     acl_create_entry — create a new ACL entry

     Linux Access Control Lists library (libacl, -lacl).

     #include <sys/types.h>
     #include <sys/acl.h>

     acl_create_entry(acl_t *acl_p, acl_entry_t *entry_p);

     The acl_create_entry() function creates a new ACL entry in the ACL pointed
     to by the contents of the pointer argument acl_p.  On success, the function
     returns a descriptor for the new ACL entry via entry_p.

     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 (void*)*acl_p as an argument.  If the ACL working storage
     cannot be increased in the current location, then the working storage for
     the ACL pointed to by acl_p may be relocated and the previous working
     storage is released. A pointer to the new working storage is returned via

     The components of the new ACL entry are initialized in the following ways:
     the ACL tag type component contains ACL_UNDEFINED_TAG, the qualifier
     component contains ACL_UNDEFINED_ID, and the set of permissions has no
     permissions enabled. Any existing ACL entry descriptors that refer to
     entries in the ACL continue to refer to those entries.

     The acl_create_entry() function returns the value 0 if successful;
     otherwise the value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to
     indicate the error.

     If any of the following conditions occur, the acl_create_entry() function
     returns -1 and sets errno to the corresponding value:

     [EINVAL]           The argument acl_p is not a valid pointer to an ACL.

     [ENOMEM]           The ACL working storage requires more memory than is
                        allowed by the hardware or system-imposed memory
                        management constraints.

     IEEE Std 1003.1e draft 17 (“POSIX.1e”, abandoned)

     acl_init(3), acl_delete_entry(3), acl_free(3), acl_create_entry(3), acl(5)

     Derived from the FreeBSD manual pages written by Robert N M Watson
     <>, and adapted for Linux by Andreas Gruenbacher

Linux ACL                        March 23, 2002                        Linux ACL