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LFC_CHOWN

LFC_CHOWN

Section: LFC Library Functions (3) Updated: $Date: 2003/09/02 07:15:00 $
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NAME

lfc_chown - change owner and group of a LFC directory/file in the name server  

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/types.h>
#include "lfc_api.h"

int lfc_chown (const char *path, uid_t new_uid, gid_t new_gid)

int lfc_lchown (const char *path, uid_t new_uid, gid_t new_gid)  

DESCRIPTION

lfc_chown sets the owner and the group of a LFC directory/file in the name server to the numeric values in owner and group respectively. If owner or group is specified as -1, lfc_chown() does not change the corresponding ID of the file.

lfc_lchown is identical to lfc_chown except for symbolic links: it does not follow the link but changes the ownership of the link itself.

path
specifies the logical pathname relative to the current LFC directory or the full LFC pathname.

To change the owner ID, if the group ID does not change and if the caller and the new owner ID belong to that group, GRP_ADMIN privilege is needed, otherwise the caller must have ADMIN privilege in the Cupv database. To change the group ID, the effective user ID of the process must match the owner ID of the file and the new group must be in the list of groups the caller belong to or the caller must have ADMIN privilege in the Cupv database.  

RETURN VALUE

This routine returns 0 if the operation was successful or -1 if the operation failed. In the latter case, serrno is set appropriately.  

ERRORS

EPERM
The effective user ID does not match the owner of the file and the caller does not have ADMIN privilege in the Cupv database.
ENOENT
The named file/directory does not exist or is a null pathname.
EACCES
Search permission is denied on a component of the path prefix.
EFAULT
path is a NULL pointer.
ENOTDIR
A component of path prefix is not a directory.
EINVAL
new_uid or new_gid is invalid.
ENAMETOOLONG
The length of path exceeds CA_MAXPATHLEN or the length of a path component exceeds CA_MAXNAMELEN.
SENOSHOST
Host unknown.
SENOSSERV
Service unknown.
SECOMERR
Communication error.
ENSNACT
Name server is not running or is being shutdown.
 

SEE ALSO

Castor_limits(4), lfc_chdir(3), Cupvlist(1)  

AUTHOR

LCG Grid Deployment Team


 

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