capng_save_state man page

capng_save_state — get the internal library state


#include <cap-ng.h>

void *capng_save_state(void);


capng_save_state is a function that returns a pointer to the internal state of the libcap-ng library. It should be considered opaque and not for alteration directly. This function should be used when you suspect a third party library may use libcap-ng also and want to make sure it doesn't alter something important. This function is not available in the python bindings.

Return Value

This returns NULL on failure and a non-NULL pointer otherwise.

See Also

capng_restore_state(3), capabilities(7)


Steve Grubb

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Libcap-ng API June 2009