capng_get_caps_process man page

capng_get_caps_process — get the capabilities from a process


#include <cap-ng.h>

int capng_get_caps_process(void);


capng_get_caps_process will get the capabilities and bounding set of the pid stored inside libcap-ng's state table. The default is the pid of the running process. This can be changed by using the capng_setpid function.

Return Value

This returns 0 on success and -1 on failure.


If you are doing multi-threaded programming, calling this function will only get capabilities on the calling thread. If you want to get overall capabilities for a multi-threaded process, you can only do that before creating any threads. Afterwards, threads may be able to independantly set capabilities.

See Also

capng_setpid(3), capabilities(7)


Steve Grubb

Referenced By

capng_have_capabilities(3), capng_have_capability(3), capng_setpid(3).

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Libcap-ng API June 2009