Name

fexecve — execute program specified via file descriptor

Synopsis

#include <unistd.h>
int fexecve( int fd,
  char *const argv[],
  char *const envp[]);
 
[Note] Note
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
fexecve():
Since glibc 2.10:
_XOPEN_SOURCE >= 700 || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200809L
Before glibc 2.10:
_GNU_SOURCE

DESCRIPTION

fexecve() performs the same task as execve(2), with the difference that the file to be executed is specified via a file descriptor, fd, rather than via a pathname. The file descriptor fd must be opened read-only, and the caller must have permission to execute the file that it refers to.

RETURN VALUE

A successful call to fexecve() never returns. On error, the function returns, with a result value of −1, and errno is set appropriately.

ERRORS

Errors are as for execve(2), with the following additions:

EINVAL

fd is not a valid file descriptor, or argv is NULL, or envp is NULL.

ENOSYS

The /proc file system could not be accessed.

VERSIONS

fexecve() is implemented since glibc 2.3.2.

CONFORMING TO

POSIX.1-2008. This function is not specified in POSIX.1-2001, and is not widely available on other systems.

NOTES

On Linux, fexecve() is implemented using the proc(5) file system, so /proc needs to be mounted and available at the time of the call.

SEE ALSO

execve(2)

COLOPHON

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  Copyright (c) 2006, Michael Kerrisk

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